This year’s International Sculpture Conference will span three days (October 4-6) in 2012 in the beautiful city of Chicago. This conference will feature 3 Keynote speakers, 14 panels, ArtSlams and a comprehensive program of mentoring sessions, workshops and optional tours and activities. Also, ISC members will gain an opportunity to exhibit their own work during the conference.
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Onsite Registration Available $600
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
10:00am - 4:00pm
Conference Check-in and Registration
Water Tower Room
Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601
Sanford Biggers, an LA native currently working in NYC, creates artworks that integrate film/video, installation, sculpture, drawing, original music and performance. He intentionally complicates issues such as hip hop, Buddhism, politics, identity and art history in order to offer new perspectives and associations for established symbols. Through a multi-disciplinary formal process, and an equally syncretic creative approach, he makes works or “vignettes” that are as aesthetically pleasing as they are conceptual.
Sophie Ryder's world is one of mystical creatures, animals and hybrid beings made from sawdust, wet plaster, old machine parts and toys, weld joins and angle grinders, wire 'pancakes', torn scraps of paper, charcoal sticks and acid baths. The products are a result of her methods, and they have an inherent fascination. It is still necessary, however, to see beyond them and recognize that the materials are a means to an end: the communication of ideas.
Edward K. Uhlir
Edward K. Uhlir, FAIA, was appointed Design Director of Millennium Park by Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley in 1998. In this capacity, he oversaw construction and completion of the 24.5 acre park, coordinating the contributions of world-class artists and architects, including Frank Gehry, Renzo Piano, Jaume Plensa, Anish Kapoor and Piet Oudolf with the landscape design firm Gustafson Guthrie Nichols. Mr. Uhlir now serves as the parkís Director of Planning. He now serves as the Executive Director of the not-for-profit Millennium Park Inc. and he is the President of Uhlir Consulting LLC which provides consulting services for the planning and design of parks. He lectures worldwide regarding Millennium Park and parks in general.
Before his involvement with Millennium Park, Mr. Uhlir was the Director of Research and Planning for the Chicago Park District. Prior to that, he served as the Park Districtís Director of Architecture, Engineering and Planning and he headed the public art program.
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• The Transformative Nature of Sculpture on an Urban Community
• Public Art: Alternative Models
• How Can Architects and Sculptors Work Together?
• Experimental, Artist-Initiated and Alternative Curating
• Relevance of the Gallery System: Galleries, the Internet and Art Fairs in a Changing Market
• Ideation and Process