Art as Mediation
Thursday, February 15, 2007, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
The New School, Michael Klein Room
66 West 12th Street, 5th floor
New York City
Admission: $8, free for all students as well as CAA attendees and New
School faculty, staff and alumni with valid ID
Art as Mediation explores how communications and new media are
increasingly employed in the arts to engage, connect, and empower
global audiences in times of crisis. The panel features artists,
theorists, writers, thinkers and critics from different backgrounds,
and is moderated by artist Randall Packer.
As ruptures from world crises deepen, more people look to alternative
models for exchange and mediation. Technological means have recently
surfaced in the arts that successfully bridge social, cultural, and
political differences. Different disciplines come into play, in
questioning, challenging, and experimenting with social and political
change. How do artists, curators, and theorists use
telecommunications technology proactively? How do peer-to-peer
networks, on-line social spaces, and blogs lead to participation and
empowerment? How are artists using electronic systems to reposition
the notion of dialogue and to define dialogue as mediation that
counters or disrupts stereotypes and dangerous ideologies?
Steve Dietz, curator and Director, Zero-One, San Jose, CA
Carin Kuoni, curator and Director, Vera List Center for Art and
Politics, New School, New York
Drazen Pantic, internet activist, Co-Director, Location One, New York
Jon Winet, artist and Professor, University of Iowa
Randall Packer, artist, Assistant Professor, Department of Art,
American University, Washington D.C., Secretary-at-Large, U.S.
Department of Art & Technology
Presented on occasion of the College Art Association's 95th Annual
Conference in association with the New Media Caucus.
Assistant Professor, Multimedia
Department of Art
American University, Washington DC
Secretary-at-Large, US Department of Art & Technology
US DAT: http://www.usdat.us