2015 WASSERMAN FORUM ON CONTEMPORARY ARTPUBLIC ART AND THE COMMONS
Public art has emerged as a crucial issue over the past decade. In response to conditions of intensifying economic and political precarity, artists have renewed a dialogue on those social and cultural resources held in common, including media, education, language, the environment, and housing. The 2015 Wasserman Forum: Public Art and Commons, November 13-14, will examine this development with a keynote address and three panels of practitioners from the visual arts, critical theory, and political activism. Registration for this event is required. To register click here.
2-3:30 PM – The Network
From grassroots organizing to state surveillance, forms of communication relying on the Internet play an increasingly prominent role. Debates over networked-based information now in large part define the perimeters of privacy and transparency. This panel examines this development and considers the ramifications of digital media for democratic exchange and the public sphere.
Jodi Dean (Professor, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY)
Daniel van der Velden (Designer and Co-founder, Metahaven, Amsterdam)
Moderated by Gediminas Urbonas (Associate Professor and Director, MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology)