Next Saturday, the ICP-Bard MFA program and the Bard Curatorial Studies Program will host their first Symposium / Unconference. Writing as Practice: Peripheral Continuity aims to investigate the role and use of the written word in current artistic practices, and will take place at The School at The International Center of Photography on December 17, 2011, from 10 am to 5 pm. The event features an innovative format, which combines the structure of the symposium and less formal approach of unconference sessions. The Unconference aims to facilitate communal dialogue on topics relevant or irrelevant to the symposium’s central theme.
The discussion will open within the historical context of the pre-internet era of the 1970s and 80s when the literary and art scenes intersected and cross-pollinated. Within this context, the gathered writers, visual artists and curators will create a platform for discussion around new ideas concerning artistic practice and narrative writing as a convergence and/or partnership. Featured speakers include Moyra Davey, Zoe Leonard, Lynne Tillman and Carlos Motta.
At the conclusion of the day there will be a closing party, along with ICP-Bard MFA Open studios, at the Long Island City Studio space. (24-20 Jackson Ave, Court Sq. 7,G,E,M)
The School at The International Center of Photography is located at 1114 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd street, NY, NY.
For additional information about the symposium/unconference and a full list of speakers please visit : www.writingaspractice.org
This event is free and open to the public.
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