m42: Making space for art

Monday Night Lectures:

Eine Zusammenarbeit des MFA-Programms (Master of Fine Arts) der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Fakultät Gestaltung, Prof. Liz Bachhuber, mit dem ACC.

Vortrag in englischer Sprache.

(Kontakt: Andrea Theis, Künstlerische Mitarbeiterin MFA Public Art and New Artistic Strategies, Fakultät Gestaltung)

Mary Jane Jacob, school of the Art Institute of Chicago
Vortrags- und Gesprächsreihe zur Kunst im öffentlichen Raum und neue künstlerische Strategien (in engl. Sprache).

MARY JANE JACOB will talk about her projects that encompass artistic, curatorial, public and community practices. Each has required creating space: for artists to conceive and present art, for audiences to respond and reflect. Jacob works in the many spaces of artómuseums, city streets, and art schools. At the heart of it all is a desire to advance the parameters of artists' public practices and examine assumptions about the audience for contemporary art. Her research into these ways of artmaking and nature of the art experience are carried out in her concurrent positions as curator for the Spoleto Festival USA, maintaining a practice as an independent curator, and her teaching and projects in The School of the Art Institute.


During the 1980s, as chief curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and the Museum of Contem­porary Art, Los Angeles, Mary Jane Jacob staged some of the first U.S. retrospectives and one-person shows of American and European artists, as well as organized some of the key surveys of art of the period. In 1990 Ms. Jacob shifted her workplace from the museum to the street, critically engaging the discourse around public space and organizing site and community-based programs. These include "Places with a Past" (Charleston 1991), "Culture in Action," (Chicago 1993), "Conversations at The Castle" (Atlanta 1996), each comprised of deeply situated local projects by the artists she invites and with whom she also often collaborates; since 2001 she annually produces the "Evoking History" program for the Spoleto Festival USA. With the book Buddha Mind in Contemporary Art (University of California Press, 2004), marking the culmination of a multi-year national consortium research effort, which she co-organized, she furthered her research into the ways of artmaking and the nature of the art experience. Mary Jane Jacob is Professor and Chair of Sculpture at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Montag, 02.04.2007, 20:00 Uhr, ACC Galerie Weimar
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