As the summer peaks, we are busy planning the ISC’s schedule of fall programs, which includes our much-anticipated conference in Phoenix, Arizona. This conference, inspired by artistic and architectural exploration in the desert landscape, will be our first visit to the American Southwest. For more information on the November 2015 event, see pages 10 and 11.
This issue of Sculpture is all about diversity of practice, from activism and conceptualism to formalism in the work of Ojars Feldbergs, Richard Jackson, Charles Ray, and Nan Smith. Dread Scott, whose work is featured on the cover, demonstrates the power of art in the struggle to effect social change.
This issue also features a profile of Inhotim, a unique sculpture park and contemporary art museum in Brazil founded by Bernardo Paz, who started purchasing land around his home to stop developers. What transpired is an amazing 5000-acre museum and sculpture park with an incredible collection of contemporary art. If you’re inspired by Inhotim, and if you’re traveling this summer, visit the sculpture park section beginning on page 61, though, of course, these are wonderful venues worth exploring at any time of the year.
—Johannah Hutchison, ISC Executive Director