*Culture in Action: Conversations in Social Practice Art

Summer Intensive and Public Lecture Series

May 24 - 31, 2018

Instructors: Suzanne Lacy and Trude Schjelderup Iversen, senior curator at KORO
Guests: Grant Kester, Rick Lowe, Judy Baca, Lauren Bon, Dominic Willsdon, Tania Bruguera, Lucia Sanroman, Lucy Lippard, Andrea Bowers, Kenyatta Hinkle, Bill Kelley Jr, and Rigo 23.

Students, international visitors and guest speakers consider an evolving practice in a seminar based on questions each participant brings to the classroom. What conditions apply to critical art practice in the public realm and how do these relate to the urban, social and political? What is the relationship between art and democracy? What is the long-term sustainability of community-based socially engaged art? How do informal pedagogic, public address and dialogic strategies apply to students’ own practices in art, design, theater, intermedia, cinema, communications and urban planning, among others? MA and Ph.D. candidates from schools outside of Roski are especially encouraged to apply to support their specific professional development goals. The course includes intimate conversations, public lectures, field trips, group dinners and an opportunity to study alongside Norwegian artists and curators. This intensive experience is a collaboration between Roski School of Art and Design and KORO, Public Art Norway in Oslo.

Course Contacts:
Suzanne Lacy, USC Roski School of Art and Design: lacys@usc.edu
Trude Schjelderup Iversen, senior curator at KORO: ti@koro.no

Art 530/540 Global Art: 4 units, not repeatable; 52 hours of seminar over seven days and 2 hour each pre- and post-meeting
Dates: Thursday evening May 24, through Thursday afternoon, May 31, with additional June meeting required to turn in papers.
Location: Roski Graduate Building (IFT 115), 3001 South Flower Street, corner of 30th and Flower
Office Hours: Spring 2018 semester by appointment, every day during the intensive, and by phone after the intensive.

Related Public Lectures

All lectures are free and open to the public.
RSVPs are requested

Thursday, May 24, 7pm
Dominic Willsdon

USC Roski Graduate Building, 3001 South Flower Street, Los Angeles
RSVPs requested here

Friday, May 25, 7pm
Lucia Sanroman

USC Roski Graduate Building, 3001 South Flower Street, Los Angeles
RSVPs requested here

Saturday, May 26, 3pm
Grant Kester

Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
RSVPs requested here

Sunday, May 27, 3pm
Tania Bruguera

Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles
RSVPs requested here

Monday, May 28, 3 pm
Rick Lowe

The Underground Museum
RSVPs requested here

Tuesday, May 29, 7pm
Lucy Lippard

USC Roski Graduate Building, 3001 South Flower Street, Los Angeles
RSVPs requested here

Wednesday, May 30, 1pm
Panel with Andrea Bowers, Rigo 23, Bill Kelley Jr., Kenyatta Hinkle

18th Street Art Center, Santa Monica
RSVPs requested here

Special thanks to: 18th Street Arts Center, Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Image: Andrea Bowers, "Hope in Hindsight," 2010.

*The Culture in Action title is borrowed from a pioneering social practice exhibition curated by Mary Jane Jacob in 1993, and thanks to artist Daniel J. Martinez.