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Sponsored in part by: Florida International University and The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, The Fountainhead Residencies, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts
General Info | Registration Info | Keynote Speakers | Panel Speakers

See you in Miami!

The ISC will hold the 2013 International Sculpture Symposium in Miami, Florida from December 1-4, 2013. Co-sponsored by the Florida International University and The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, and will bring together artists, collectors, curators and art enthusiasts for panel discussions, keynote addresses, optional tours, a reception, and a multi-day iron pour by the Iron Maidens, an international sculpture group. The symposium marks the first ISC program held in the city of Miami, spans four days, preceding Miami’s Art Basel, which takes place December 5-8, 2013. Artists and enthusiasts from around the world will have the opportunity to participate in a week of dynamic cultural events.

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Registration Information

A limited number of day passes will be available for the symposium for $200 per day. Day passes must be purchased onsite during Symposium Registration Hours:

4:00PM – 8:00PM Saturday, November 30

11:00AM – 4:00PM Sunday, December 1st

Hyatt Regency Miami, Japango Room
400 SE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33131
(305) 358-1234

Later on-site registration*: $650 (*If space is available.)

**Only ISC members may bring a companion. Companions may attend optional tours and conference parties and events, but not conference panels, keynote speakers or ARTSlams.

Contact information:
p. 1.609.689.1051 x.302

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Photo: By Ed Menendez on Flickr
Photo Credit: Bench by the Bay, VISIT FLORIDA

Keynote Speakers

Keynote address presented by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Janet Echelman

Photo courtesy of Janet Echelman, Inc.
Janet Echelman builds living, breathing sculpture environments that respond to the forces of nature -- wind, water and light -- and become inviting focal points for civic life. Exploring the potential of unlikely materials, from fishing net to atomized water particles, Echelman combines ancient craft with cutting-edge technology to create her permanent sculpture at the scale of buildings. Experiential in nature, the result is sculpture that shifts from being an object you look at, to something you can get lost in.

Recent prominent works include: “Her Secret is Patience” spanning two city blocks in downtown Phoenix, “Water Sky Garden” which premiered for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, “She Changes” on the waterfront in Porto, Portugal, and "Every Beating Second" in San Francisco Airport's new Terminal Two.

Recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, Echelman was named Architectural Digest's 2012 Innovator for “changing the very essence of urban spaces.” Her TED talk "Taking Imagination Seriously" has been translated into 33 languages and is estimated to have been viewed by more than a million people worldwide. Janet Echelman is represented by the gallery CYNTHIA-REEVES.

Upcoming projects include the University of Oregon Matthew Knight Arena, and the remaking of Dilworth Plaza in front of Philadelphia City Hall -- turning it into a garden of dry-mist.

To learn more about Janet Echelman’s story, click here
To read more about Janet Echelman, check out this online feature article from Sculpture magazine.
Photo Credit: Boating Destination, VISIT FLORIDA

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