MILDURA PALIMPSEST BIENNALE #9, 2013 SYMPOSIUMMildura Palimpsest Biennale #9
4-7 October 2013
Palimpsest #9 Symposium
- Saturday 5 October, 9.00am – 12.30pm
Cost: $30 (full), students FREE
speaker - Shamim Momin, (USA),
former Curator, Whitney Biennale
Director, L.A.N.D. (Los Angeles Nomadic Division). Shamim is a leading force in North American contemporary arts and site-specific curatorial practice. A former Curator of the Whitney Biennal, this year Shamim will be Curating In/Situ
the site-specific arm of Expo-Chicago.
Jack Becker, (USA),
is one of the world’s leading experts in public art. Jack Becker is the founder and Executive Director of Forecast Public Art, a 35-year-old nonprofit based in St. Paul, Minnesota (www.ForecastPublicArt.org
). In 1989, he established an annual grant program for artists exploring the public realm, and founded Public Art Review, an international magazine. Becker leads Forecast’s consulting team, serving a diverse clientele. As an artist with experience in theater and the visual arts, he applies his creativity and creative problem-solving skills, typically focusing on projects that connect the ideas and energies of artists with the needs and opportunities of communities. Becker received the 2007 Award of Excellence from Americans for the Arts for his contribution to the public art field. He is currently working in partnership with Shanghai University to research and recognize public art projects around the world, including the first International Award for Public Art.
Rob Garrett, (N.Z.),
leading international curator of site specific art projects in the public realm. Rob’s current projects include Curator of Narracje Festival, Gdansk, Poland, Nov 2013. Other recent projects include curating “Don’t hold your breath”, the NZ-Australia video art programme for the inaugural Ängelholm International Video Art Festival in Sweden (2012); “Lost in a dream” an international group show at Snake Pit, High Street, Auckland (2012); public art policy development for Auckland Council (2012-13); curating various public art projects in Auckland and Hamilton; and guest curator of the NZ Sculpture OnShore sculpture biennial in 2008, 2010 and 2012. Previous roles include Head of School, Dunedin School of Art; Government-appointed Council Member of Arts Council of New Zealand; Senior Manager, Creative New Zealand; sponsoring manager of “the fundamental practice”, New Zealand’s 2005 Venice Biennale pavilion project; and Founding Chair of the Otago Festival of the Arts, Dunedin.