JOHN K. GRANDE/News 2010 UPDATE
John F. Grande-Author and Curator-PARTICIPANT
Friday, April 9, 2010
22nd International Sculpture Conference
April 7-9 London, UK
Presented in collaboration with the University of the Arts in London
A Changing Landscape: Sculpture, Society & Environment brings to the forefront the green arts coming of age with presentations by professionals active in the field. Is the language of sculpture responding to changes generated by issues of sustainability and global diversity and evolving the language of sculpture in novel ways. How does sculpture link aesthetics to the ecological and design challenges of sustainability? Do ethics play a role? Our world is redefining its economies with green sustainable models. Is sculpture redefining it roles in terms of site integration, sustainability, and visual marking in the urban, rural, or wilderness environment?
John F. Grande Panel: A Changing Landscape: Sculpture, Society & Environment
John Grande, Author and Curator
Robert Ferry, RA, Principal, Land Art Generator Initiative
Ian Hunter, Artist/Director
John Roloff, Chairperson, Sculpture/Ceramics, San Francisco Institute
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS AT THE CONFERENCE:
Born and raised in North London, Antony Gormley studied Archaeology, Anthropology and Art History at Trinity College, Cambridge, before traveling to India and Sri Lanka where he studied Buddhist meditation. These experiences influenced his work, beginning with representations of the human body embodying moments in time, and later exploring the realm of how one’s self relates to others. Many of his sculptural works are made with, or based on, molds taken from his own body. Gormley's work has been exhibited extensively, with solo shows throughout the UK in venues such as the Whitechapel, Tate, Hayward galleries, the British Museum and White Cube. His work has been exhibited internationally at museums including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Louisiana Museum in Humlebaek, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC, the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, Malmö Konsthall, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, and the Kölnischer Kunstverein in Germany. He was awarded the Turner Prize in 1994 and the South Bank Prize for Visual Art in 1
Lucy Orta was the inaugural Rootstein Hopkins Chair of Fashion (2001-2007), the first endowed Chair for the University of the Arts London. Since 2008 she holds the title of Professor of Art Fashion and the Environment at London College of Fashion. In a body of work spanning more than a decade, Lucy has created a unique genre that transcends denominations between sculpture, fashion, architecture and performance. Lucy Orta has exhibited her work in major contemporary art museums including: Museum of Modern Art Paris 1993; Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art Paris 1996; Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney and Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo 1998; Weiner Secession Vienna 1999. Biennales include: Venice 1995, Johannesburg 1997; Havana 2004. Recent solo exhibitions include: 2010 – Natural History Museum London/2008-Galleria Continua Le Moulin, Paris; Hangar Biccoca Milan/ 2007-Institute of Contemporary Arts London; Galleria Continua Beijing/2006-Museum Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam/2005-Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation for the Venice Biennale)/Barbican Curve Gallery London, and 2004 Victoria & Albert Museum London
Designer, C.E.O. and Artistic Director MAK Vienna/Los Angeles. Designer. Since 1986 C.E.O. and Artistic Director of the MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art, Vienna. 1988–1993 initiator and artistic director of the general adaptation of the MAK entrusting 13 contemporary artists with the redesign of the MAK Permanent Collection. Interventions in the building’s structure (James Wines/SITE's "Gate to the Ring", James Turrell's "MAKLite", Walter Pichler's "Gate to the Garden") and launching art in the public realm (Franz West, Donald Judd, Philip Johnson, Michael Kienzer). 1994 foundation of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles. 2006 foundation of the Josef Hoffmann Museum, Brtnice, a joint branch of the Moravian Gallery in Brno and the MAK Vienna. 2008 acceptance of the Fitzpatrick-Leland House (a Donation by Russ Leland) and foundation of the MAK UFI – Urban Future Initiative, Los Angeles.
1975–1993 lecturer of Design Analysis at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. 1989 guest professor for Museology at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. 1982–1994 publisher and editor-in-chief of UMRISS, the magazine for architecture.
Realized and is continuously working on various architectural projects, such as the land art intervention "The Pit" in Breitenbrunn/Burgenland (1971–today), the design for the MAK Terrace Plateau in the MAK Garden (1989/1993), CAT – Contemporary Art Tower / The 21 st Century Collection together with Sepp Müller and Michael Embacher (1989), the Havana Project (with Carl Pruscha) in the capacity of the urban planning consultant for the Cuban Ministry of Culture and the UNESCO (1995), and "MAK uber Wien. Reparatur, Intervention und Erweiterung" together with Embacher/Wien (2009), a feasibility study defining the changed requirement profile of the museum and proposing concrete agendas for the public realm.
Peter Noever is curator and exhibition designer in Vienna, Los Angeles, and abroad; he realized numerous exhibitions on art and architecture as well as exhibitions of his own architecture and design works in Europe, the US and Asia. He realized various product designs and developed ground-breaking design strategies. Lives and works in Vienna.
Fifth Season Magazine/BOOKS UPDATE 2007
GUEST-AUTHOR: John K. Grande
BOOK TITLE:"Dialogues in Diversity"
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