Center Grantees and Colleagues Exchange Ideas at 2015 Creative Time Summit

15 Jan 2016

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Installation view of Temple Contemporary's reFORM exhibition, 2015. Photo by Tim Gibbon.

Videos from the 2015 Creative Time Summit are now available online and feature several Center grantees and colleagues who presented at the summit. The conference is "devoted to exploring the intersection of art and social justice" and examines "the many ways in which artists are tackling the world's most challenging social and political issues," according to Creative Time.

Among the speakers was visual artist and Pew Fellow Pepón Osorio, who discussed his ongoing Center-funded project reFORM, in collaboration with Temple Contemporary, and "The State of Education."

A Center colleague and 2015 Exhibitions & Public Interpretation panelist, Kemi Ilesanmi of the Laundromat Project led a discussion on "The Geography of Learning."

Both Center grant recipients, Jane Golden of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program spoke in a session titled "What Governments Can Learn From Artists," and artist and curator Daniel Tucker participated in a panel discussion on "Socially Engaged Art and the University." Tucker is currently presenting the exhibition and event series, Organize Your Own, with Center support.

Creative Time's former president and artistic director Anne Pasternak and chief curator Nato Thompson have both served as Center panelists. Thompson is also a contributor to the Center's Pigeons on the Grass, Alas series, in which contemporary visual arts curators discussed their changing field.