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Engage More Now! A Symposium on Artists, Museums, and Publics
Get the full schedule, event details, and speaker biographies: http://hammer.ucla.edu/engage-more-now/ Panel discussions are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis, advance tickets are not required. ENGAGE MORE NOW! is an international conference on the subject of public engagement. The symposium will convene a group of experts to consider ongoing practices initiated by artists and museum professionals—both within and outside of institutions—that are designed to engage the public in discursive projects that may take the form of social practice, performance, or artistic intervention. Hosted by the Hammer, these conversations are intended to refine the methodological and theoretical framework for public engagement and to consider the multiple contexts for its display and reception. ENGAGE MORE NOW! will explore three main areas of investigation within this larger topic: Inside: museum-sited engagement; Transient: nomadic museum practices; and Outside: artist-initiated engagement outside existing institutional frameworks. Attendees will additionally have an opportunity to learn more about the Hammer Museum’s Public Engagement partnership with Art + Practice Foundation (A+P)—a new art and social services organization in Leimert Park created by the artist Mark Bradford, the philanthropist and collector Eileen Harris Norton, and the social activist Allan DiCastro. The symposium will take place at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles on November 6 and 7, 2015 and will be free to professionals and the public. Please note that advance registration is required for the Saturday lunch program. Keynote Speakers: Paul Chan and Sharon Hayes Confirmed speakers include: Allison Agsten, Johanna Burton, María Fernanda Cartagena, Hendrik Folkerts, Shahab Fotouhi, Andrea Fraser, Victoria Fu, Synthia Griffin, David Gutiérrez Castañeda, Deana Haggag, Candice Hopkins, Jamillah James, Sarah Jesse, André Mesquita, Jennifer S. Ponce de León, Yasmil Raymond, Lucía Sanromán, Franklin Sirmans, A.L. Steiner, Ultra-Red (represented by Robert Sember and Leonardo Vilchis), Paulina Varas, What, How & for Whom (represented by Ivet Curlin), and Dominic Willsdon. Symposium moderators are: Connie Butler, Anne Ellegood, Bill Kelley, Jr., Aram Moshayedi, and January Parkos Arnall Get the full schedule, event details, and speaker biographies: http://hammer.ucla.edu/engage-more-now/