"Art & Social Practice: It's OK to Engage the Difficult"
Featuring: John Spiak, Director, Chief Curator
GRAND CENTRAL ART CENTER
Wednesday, November 14
1:30 - 3:00 PM RECEPTION & SOCIAL ISSUES POSTER SESSION
3:00 PM PUBLIC TALK
UW TOWER AUDITORIUM
4333 BROOKLYN AVE NE
FREE & open to all
John D. Spiak will discuss his experiences with innovative social practice art projects that use art to examine and address diverse issues facing communities.
Spiak founded and curated the Arizona State University Art Museum Social Studies initiative, which leveraged the gallery as a laboratory for artist residencies centered on community-based projects. This included Gregory Sales' Its not just black and white residency/exhibition, which gave voice to the multiple constituencies involved with the criminal justice system. As the current Director/Chief Curator of Cal State University Fullerton's Grand Central Art Center, Spiak pursues the Center’s vision to explore, through artistic practice and conversation, the complexities of society, acknowledging this approach may raise more questions than perhaps answer.
The Museology Graduate Program, School of Social Work, School of Art, & Seattle Emerging Museum Professionals
Kris Morrissey, Director
Museology Graduate Program
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