Locust Projects is pleased to join a global network of Screening Sites for the 2015 Creative Time Summit: The Curriculum at La Biennale Di Venezia on August 11th-13th.
This year’s Summit is a vital component of acclaimed curator Okwui Enwezor’s All the World’s Futures, the 56th International Art Exhibition, la Biennale di Venezia. The Curriculum will take place at the Teatro alle Tese in the heart of la Biennale’s Arsenale. Over three full days, the Summit will explore the relationships between knowledge production and social contracts that exist both inside and outside the confines of formal education.
The Curriculum promises everything you’ve come to expect from Creative Time: thoughtful, provocative ideas and discussions addressing the most pressing issues of our times. There are critical conversations to be had, and to do so on this particular international stage provides a unique opportunity to consider the potentialities of art across an array of geographies. Distinguished presenters already include president of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani, Mariam Ghani, Charles Gaines, Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, Emily Jacir, Achille Mbembe, Cesare Pietroiusti, Teju Cole, Antonio Negri, Edwidge Danticat, and many more. More information on presenters can be found here.
About Creative Time
Over the past four decades, Creative Time has commissioned and presented ambitious public art projects with thousands of artists throughout New York City, across the country, around the world—and now even in outer space. Our work is guided by three core values: art matters, artists’ voices are important in shaping society, and public spaces are places for creative and free expression. We are acclaimed for the innovative and meaningful projects we have commissioned, from Tribute in Light, the twin beacons of light that illuminated lower Manhattan six months after 9/11, to bus ads promoting HIV awareness, to Paul Chan’s production of Waiting for Godot in New Orleans, and much more. In partnership with a variety of well-known cultural institutions and community groups, we have commissioned art in unique landmark sites from the Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Governors Island, and the High Line, to neglected urban treasures like the Lower East Side’s historic Essex Street Market, Coney Island, and New Orleans’s Lower 9th Ward. We are committed to presenting important art for our times and engaging broad audiences that transcend geographic, racial, and socioeconomic barriers.