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This article was written on 25 Apr 2012, and is filled under art engagement, Conferences, experimental projects, Museum projects, social practice.

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Shine On A Creative Field With Us #AAM 2012

AAM shineacreativefield_450A large part of my work inside and outside of formal museums is playing with the notion of what makes an exhibit or a museum– often through socially engaging projects.

It seemed to me that there are a lot of interesting efforts in this area from small to large, and it’s a good time to bring some of the people leading this work together. We’ll be at AAM next week in hopes of gathering more like-minded practitioners.

Our panel is called “Experimental Projects: Creating a Community of Practice” and we’ll be presenting at 9 am on Tuesday:

Artists and museums are developing projects that transcend traditional categorizations by blending artistic, public programming, curatorial and educational frameworks. We will explore the practice and how it impacts creativity for museums.

I’ll be talking about my work and evolving perspectives and will be joined by some great co-panelists:

  • Susan Diachisin, The Kelli and Allen Questrom Director of the Center for Creative Connections at the Dallas Museum of Art (C3)
  • Stephanie Parrish, Associate Director of Education & Public Programs at Portland Art Museum will be talking about Shine A Light
  • Sarah Schultz, Director of Education and Curator of Public Practice at the Walker Art Center will be talking about her work on Open Field

We’re also going to introduce an Elastic Manifesto for this type of work at the session and share a short bibliography we’ve put together. I’ll be highlighting some of the work over the next few days here, and we’ll post our slides online.

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