International Sculpture Center

   
April 7-9, 2010
London, UK
 
What is Sculpture in the 21st Century?
Support provided in part by:Chelsea College of Art and Design, Kings Place, Kanter Family Foundation, Nadine Witkin / Estate of Isaac Witkin, Tate, National Gallery, Alan Gibbs, Gallery Kasahara, Sir Anthony Caro
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22nd International Sculpture Conference Schedule

April 7th | April 8th | April 9th | April 10th - 11th
Wednesday, April 7, 2010 (subject to change)
8:00AM

Registration Opens at Chelsea College of Art & Design

Location

Chelsea College of Art & Design
Millbank
16 John Islip Street
London, SW1P 4JU

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8:00AM

Optional tour to Cass Sculpture Foundation at Goodwood departs from Chelsea College of Art & Design

Pre-registration required. Additional fees apply.

Location Chelsea College of Art & Design
Millbank
16 John Islip Street
London, SW1P 4JU

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8:30AM

Optional East End Gallery tour departs from Chelsea College of Art & Design

Pre-registration required. Additional fees apply.

Location Chelsea College of Art & Design
Millbank
16 John Islip Street
London, SW1P 4JU

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9:15AM Optional Alternative Art Venues tour departs from Chelsea College of Art & Design

Pre-registration required. Additional fees apply.
Location

Chelsea College of Art & Design
Millbank
16 John Islip Street
London, SW1P 4JU

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10:00AM Workshops Demonstrations at Chelsea College of Art & Design
Location

Chelsea College of Art & Design
Millbank
16 John Islip Street
London, SW1P 4JU

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10:00AM

Time to view Henry Moore Exhibition at Tate Britain on your own.

All conference attendees receive free admission to this special exhibition with conference badge.

Location

Tate Britain
Millbank
London SW1P 4RG

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11:00AM ARTSlam Sessions begin at Chelsea College of Art & Design
Location

Chelsea College of Art & Design
Millbank
16 John Islip Street
London, SW1P 4JU

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3:00PM

Registration and all events at Chelsea College of Art & Design conclude.

4:00PM-5:15PM

Keynote Address: Antony Gormley

Location National Gallery - Sainsbury Theatre
Trafalgar Square
London, WC2N 5DN

Please use the Sainsbury Wing Entrance. Click for Location Information
5:15PM Keynote concludes
7:00PM Opening Reception at Tate Modern

Meet fellow attendees for light hors d’oeuvres and drinks at the renowned Tate Modern. Doors open at 6:45PM, River Entrance. Two drink tickets per person, then cash bar.
Location

Tate Modern
Bankside
London, SE1 9TG

Please use the River Entrance, next to Millennium Bridge. Click for Location Information.

9:00PM

Reception Concludes

Thursday, April 8th, 2010 (subject to change)
  All Panels, Keynote, and ARTSlam Sessions to take place at King's Place on Thursday, April 8th.
10:00AM Registration Opens at Kings Place
Location

Kings Place
90 York Way
London, N1 9AG

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Morning Coffee and Tea provided

11:00AM-12:15PM Keynote Address: "The Void After" by Peter Noever, Designer, C.E.O. and Artistic Director MAK Vienna/Los Angeles
12:15PM Lunch Break

Artisan Sandwich Lunch provided. Includes sandwiches, crisps, coffee, tea, and water.
1:00PM-2:30PM Panel: Public Art/Public Purse: but who's the client?: Client Relations with the Public Purse

Session Chair:
Lewis Biggs, Director, Liverpool Biennial

Panelists:
Jonathan Black, Sr. Research Fellow, Kingston University
Laurie Peake, Programme Director for Public Art, Liverpool Biennial
Sally Shaw, Curator, Art on the Underground

The relation of a private client to artist and artwork can be reasonably straightforward. Relations may become challenging if the art is destined for public space, and byzantine when the client uses public funds. Definitions of public art and public space are famously slippery, and may depend on whether it is morality or taste that is at issue.  Each member of this panel will describe the intricacies of ‘ownership’ of the commissioning process in relation to a major recent commission involving public space or money, before inviting comments and an audience discussion of examples / suggestions of best practice.

1:00PM-
2:30PM

Panel: Sculpture, In An Age of Expanded Information

Session Chair :
Elaine A. King - Professor/Critic, Carnegie Mellon University

Panelists:
Moira Marti Geoffrion - Professor of Art and Distinguished Faculty Fellow, University of Arizona
Bruce Gernand - Research Fellow, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design
Joan Truckenbrod - Professor, The School of Art Institute Chicago

This panel, intended for a diverse audience, examines the state of sculpture as old categories are fracturing and as latest technologies produce new paradigms.  New “rhizomatic” artwork emphasizes unexpected juxtapositions, connections, dissection and diversity—what is required to read this work comprised of new forms of visual literacy? How is theory and technology altering the face of sculpture in a Post-Studio era and how do the production, distribution, and reception relate to larger trends toward economic and cultural globalization, and how does globalization effect how we categorize and interpret interdisciplinary sculpture?
1:00PM-
2:00PM
ARTSlam Sessions
Opportunity to view other attendees works and share your own (Click for details).
2:30PM

Break

Network with fellow attendees. Coffee and tea provided.

3:00PM-
4:30PM

Panel: Objecting to Objects: the Future of Dematerialization

Session Chair:
David Beech - Senior Lecturer BA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art & Design

Panelists: 
Charlotte Cohen - Regional Fine Arts Officer, US General Service Administration
Carole Anne Meehan -Senior Project Manager and Curator, Houston Arts Alliance
Helen Pheby – Curator, Yorkshire Sculpture Park

This panel will explore issues arising from contemporary approaches to site, the disappearing object, the performative event, and the immersion of the object in acts of social exchange. Dematerialization is no longer a militant claim about the art object but a quality of art that opens itself up to lived experience.

3:00PM-
4:30PM

Panel: Curating Sculpture

Session Chairs 
Mark Dunhill, Dean, School Art , Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
Tamiko O'Brien,
Acting Head of School of Fine Art, Wimbledon College of Art

Panelists:
Simon Bill, Artist
Rachel Withers, Critic, Wimbledon College of Art
Jon Wood, Research Coordinator and Art Historian, Henry Moore Institute


This session focuses on the curation and display of contemporary sculpture. The panel discussion will consider the implications of different curatorial strategies and how they may impact upon the status of sculpture and act to undermine, absorb or amplify meanings and generate new and unexpected relationships.

Jon Wood, Research co-ordinator of the Henry Moore Institute, will examine the nature of display with particular reference to the plinth and the vitrine.  Artist Simon Bill and writer Rachel Withers will discuss Oysters Aint’, an exhibition curated by Simon Bill and Cedric Christie where an irreverent and provocative curatorial position was proposed. 

3:00PM-
4:00PM
ARTSlam Sessions
Opportunity to view other attendees works and share your own (Click for details).
3:00PM-
4:00PM
Student Meet and Greet

Opportunity for students to meet each other

4:00PM Registration Closes
5:00PM - 7:00PM

Private Preview Caro New Works

Annely Juda Fine Art
4th Floor
23 Dering Street (off New Bond Street)
London W1S 1AW
Tel: + 44 (0) 207 629 7578 

Annely Juda Fine Art would invites all delegates to attend a special private preview of an exhibition of new work by the sculptor Sir Anthony Caro. This is a unique opportunity to see a spectacular selection of work by the artist which has been finished in the last few months.  The exhibition,  held over two floors of the gallery, will only officially open to the public on 15 April.   The artist will be present and available to sign copies of the catalogue and copies of a new five-part book set published by Lund Humphries on his work which will be available for purchase. Wine and soft drinks will be served.

5:30PM-
7:30PM

Self Guided Gallery Hop in London

Visit some of London’s most significant galleries who have agreed to extend their hours in order to welcome delegates to the ISC conference including Victoria Miro, Parasol Unit , Seventeen, PEER, Hales Gallery, Brown Gallery, and White Cube Hoxton SquareGallery curators and directors will be in attendance to meet ISC delegates as well as gallery staff who will talk about the galleries, their artists, and their current exhibitions.

Friday, April 9th, 2010 (subject to change)
 

All Panels, Keynote, and ARTSlam Sessions to take place at King's Place on Friday, April 9th.

9:00AM Registration Opens at King's Place
Location

King's Place
90 York Way
London
, N1 9AG

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Morning Coffee and Tea provided
9:30AM-
11:00AM

Panel: Out of Darkness, Light as Public Art

Session Chair:
Vivien Lovell, Founder, Modus Operandi Art Consultants

Panelists:
Susan Collins, Artist/ Reader in Fine Art, Slade School of Fine Art, University College London
Peter Fink, Artist
Bill FitzGibbons, Artist/ Executive Director, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center

“Out of Darkness, Light as Public Art” will explore the use of light based art projects as a sustainable approach to permanent and ephemeral urban artworks.

9:30AM
11:00AM

Panel: Language of Sculpture

Session Chair:
Janet Echelman, Artist and Writer

Panelists:
Chris Fremantle, Producer/Research Associate, The Robert Gordon University
Melissa Shiff, Visual Artist and Adjunct Professor, University of Toronto

What are the various languages of sculpture now being practiced as we proceed into the 3rd Millennium? What remains constant and compelling about the sculptor as maker of physical objects? How do new forms of sculptural practices engage the larger cultural dialogue, while continuing to embody the ambiguity where materials convey uncertain but tangible connections between form and meaning? This panel will explore issues of current sculpture language and materiality, and the breadth of current sculpture practice. This panel examines social/environmental/political practice, sculpture in the gallery/museum context as well as the public realm, works that respond to their environment and change through time, and sculpture as an archival impulse to preserve cultural memory.

9:30AM-
10:30AM
ARTSlam Sessions
Opportunity to view other attendees works and share your own (Click for details).
11:00AM

Break

Network with fellow attendees. Coffee and tea provided.

11:30AM-
1:00PM

Panel: The Challenges of Materiality - Sculpture, Non-Sculpture and the Academy

Session Chair:
Nick De Ville - Millard Chair, Goldsmiths, University of London

Panelists:
Joel Fisher - Research Coordinator, STONEProject, Edinburgh College of Art
Brigitte Jurack - Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University

This session raises questions about the current teaching of sculpture in the art academy. Is it time to give up on medium specificity? Or is the materiality central to sculpture and important quality that should be more fully recognized within art teaching? The speakers will address these and related questions from a number of perspectives.

11:30AM-
1:00PM

Panel: A Changing Landscape: Sculpture, Society & Environment

Session Chair:
John Grande, Author and Curator

Panelists:
Robert Ferry, RA, Principal, Land Art Generator Initiative
Ian Hunter, Artist/Director
John Roloff, Chairperson, Sculpture/Ceramics, San Francisco Institute

A Changing Landscape: Sculpture, Society & Environment brings to the forefront the green arts coming of age with presentations by professionals active in the field. Is the language of sculpture responding to changes generated by issues of sustainability and global diversity and evolving the language of sculpture in novel ways.  How does sculpture link aesthetics to the ecological and design challenges of sustainability? Do ethics play a role?  Our world is redefining its economies with green sustainable models. Is sculpture redefining it roles in terms of site integration, sustainability, and visual marking in the urban, rural, or wilderness environment?

11:30AM-
12:30PM
ARTSlam Sessions
Opportunity to view other attendees works and share your own (Click for details).
1:00PM

Lunch Break

Artisan Sandwich Lunch provided.  Includes sandwiches, crisps, coffee, tea, and water.

2:00PM-3:15PM Keynote Address – Lucy Orta
3:15PM Farewell Remarks
3:30PM Conference Concludes
7:00PM

Lifetime Achievement Award Gala Dinner (Additional Fees Apply)
Friday, April 9, 2010
Cost £
75

Join the ISC in honoring 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award Winners Phillip King and William Tucker.

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Saturday - Sunday April 10th - 11th, 2010 (subject to change)
 

Weekend at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park ***Cancelled***

Pre-registration required. Additional fees apply.

Cost does not include accommodations and individuals must make their own reservation at the Queens Hotel.

Group will depart on an early morning train, at approximately 8:00AM Saturday morning and will return to London via motorcoach at approximately 20:30 (8:30PM) Sunday evening.  

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