Friday, October 25, Time TBC
Locust Projects is pleased to join a global network of Screening Sites for the 2013 Creative Time Summit: Art, Place, and Dislocation in the 21st Century City on Friday, October 25th.
Creative Time hosts the fifth annual Creative Time Summit on October 25 and 26, at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. The annual conference advances Creative Time’s critical efforts to provide meaningful opportunities for artists to explore new ideas, expand their practice, and play a role in shaping a more just world. It is the only regularly scheduled conference devoted to exploring the intersection of art-making and social justice.
Tapping into an international debate, this year’s Summit provides a platform for consideration of the artistic practices, campaigns, and theories, as well as the practicalities, that accompany the increasingly widespread belief that culture, for good or bad, is an ingredient in the making and re-making of cities. Indeed, from monumental sculpture, to arts districts, to battles over housing, art has for decades been a critical element of changes to the world’s urban fabric. The Summit will bring together artists, architects, planners, politicians, activists, and theorists from Colombia, Lebanon, Netherlands, the United States, Zimbabwe, and many other places to present their work on this topic, exploring the ways in which cultural production might address issues like gentrification, racialized urbanism, withstanding environmental catastrophe, and poverty, and addressing such topics as bottom-up urban planning.
Keynote speakers to date include writer, art critic, curator, and activist Lucy Lippard and Rebecca Solnit, who has written on such topics as the environment, politics, place, and art.
The annual Creative Time Summit also includes the presentation of the Leonore Annenberg Prize for Art and Social Change, awarded each year to an artist who has committed his or her life’s work to promoting social justice in surprising and profound ways.
ABOUT THE SUMMIT
The Creative Time Summit was initiated in 2009 in response to the need for opportunities to share ideas and practices among the growing community of cultural practitioners working in the realm of social justice and socially engaged art practice. Every year, some of the most innovative artists, activists, critics, writers, and curators come together in New York to engage with one another and with a global audience about how they are attempting to change our world in unprecedented ways. Participants range from cultural luminaries to those purposefully obscure, providing a glimpse into an evolving community concerned with the political implications of socially engaged art. The annual Summit is meant to be an opportunity to not only uncover the tensions that such a global form of working presents, but also to provide opportunities for new coalitions and sympathetic affinities. To date, the Summit has featured more than 140 presentations for a live audience of over 3,000 and more than 10,000 additional viewers online via Creative Time’s dedicated Livestream channel.
ABOUT CREATIVE TIME
Since its founding in 1974, Creative Time has worked with thousands of artists to realize more than 335 groundbreaking art projects that have transformed public spaces both famous and less well known. These have ignited the public’s imagination, explored ideas that shape society, and engaged millions of people around the globe. A nonprofit organization, Creative Time bases its work on the belief that artists—and their ideas—matter, and should play a major role in shaping public life, that public spaces are meant for creativity and free expression, and that artists need opportunities to innovate, expand their practices, and connect to the important issues of our day.