Creative Time

Creative Time

Maratón de presentaciones: por artistas, curadores y escritores.
Art, Place and Dislocation in the 21st century City.

Beta-Local será un centro satélite de transmisión el
viernes 25 – sábado 26 de octubre/10:00am-6:00pm.
Ven a escuchar en grupo. Trae lo que quieras tomar.

Las presentaciones serán en inglés.
About the 2013 Summit
The 2013 Creative Time Summit sets its sights on the fact that culture, for good or bad, is an active ingredient in the construction and shaping of the contemporary city. Tapping into widespread debate on this issue, this year’s Summit provides a global platform for consideration of the trials, tribulations, artistic practices, campaigns, theories, and practicalities that accompany this phenomenon. As the active role of culture in the city gains traction not only with artists but also with architects, city planners, philanthropists, and developers—from eye-popping monumental sculpture, to arts districts, to battles over eviction and squatting—this year’s Summit provides a timely opportunity to debate and consider a variety of artistic approaches to this contemporary condition.

While theorists have long foretold the shift cities would experience in transitioning to the information economy, the language most commonly adopted to describe these urban transformations derives from that of Richard Florida, who is perhaps most famous for coining the term “the creative class.” Influenced by Florida’s writings, among others, many cities are taking art and culture more seriously, viewing it as a catalyst for economic development and a magnet for capital.

Today, the correlation between place and cultural production has found its way into foundations, with terms like “placemaking” used to describe culture’s current and potential role in the expanding metropolis. Newer terms, including “creative economies,” are also being introduced as government, private sector, and foundation interests increasingly incorporate the idea of culture-as-urban-catalyst into their thinking about the city. With this kind of attention, the role of culture in the city demands the careful consideration of the arts communities that are invested in the connection between social justice and art.
The shift toward the information economy in cities has been accompanied by the heavily debated and very familiar phenomenon described as “gentrification.” With its overtones of displacement, racial exclusion, and class inequity, the term signals a glaring downside to the influence of culture on urban neighborhoods. Gentrification is now a familiar part of cities across the globe, from Istanbul to Los Angeles, from Buenos Aires to Moscow. It incurs debate, frustration, and theorizing, and has touched the lives of countless people worldwide.

Artists today must wrestle with a myriad of fascinating implications as the arts reach a new level of engagement with a heterogeneous public. The Summit is an apt place to address this topic, and to ask such questions as: How can equity be achieved in an economic and political environment of vast inequity? What new forms of civic participation and engagement are artists integrating into the built environment? What instructive models are being deployed by today’s city planners and mayors? How can foundations and governments support a kind of cultural production that makes cities economically sustainable for all of their inhabitants? How can culture contribute to the city beyond the economic realm? How does culture contend with the impact of the environmental crisis on the city, as we recently experienced in New York following Superstorm Sandy?

Every city has a different story to tell, and there is much to be gleaned from the frustrations felt and battles endured in radically different contexts. Taken together, these narratives point to something profound consideration: art is an integral part of the viability of contemporary cities, and its implications are as complex as the cities themselves.
Nato Thompson
Chief Curator, Creative Tim

PROGRAMA: Viernes 25 de Octubre

[10:00 AM] Anne Pasternak & Nato Thompson
[10:15 AM] Mario Ybarra Jr.
[10:30 AM] Neil Brenner
[10:50 AM] What are productive models to consider when thinking about the making of place through culture? What are its limitations?
Gregory Sholette
Jenenne Whitfield, Heidelberg Project
John Fetterman
Anne Gadwa Nicodemus
Lize Mogel
Roberto Bedoya
[12:05 PM] Rick Lowe and Nato Thompson
[12:35 PM] Fulya Erdemci
[2:30 PM] Laura Raicovich
[2:40 PM] Brooklyn as a case study to consider the specifics of resistance, place-making and overall use of culture in the transformation of a place many call home.
Rise Wilson
Kelly Anderson
Michael Premo
Steve Powers
Rylee Eterginoso & Elissa Blount-Moorhead, on Weeksville Heritage Center
[3:50 PM] Marcus Neustetter, The Trinity Session
[4:25 PM] Alternative forms of economy and social action that come out of local planning and movements.
Joshua Decter
Kenneth Bailey, DS4SI
Christoph Shaefer
Chido Govera
Alfredo Brillembourg, Urban Think Tank
[5:30 PM] Beyond its physical realities, the city is often a muse to its citizens. Evolving social conditions and innate tensions of the built environment.
Mary Jane Jacob
Tony Chakar
Vito Acconci
Althea Thauberger
The Amanda Weil Lecture Open Call Winner
[6:25 PM] Anne Pasternak

Saturday October 26

[11:00 AM] Laura Raicovich
[11:10 AM] Rebecca Solnit
[11:30 AM] Questions of sustainability in the city must also confront the existing class dimensions in its composition. This section proposes successful models for contending with their confluence.
Mel Chin
Emmanuel Pratt
Lara Almarcegui
Lucy Orta
Raúl Cárdenas Osuna, Torolab
[12:30 PM] Ana María Milan
[1:50 PM] Lucy Lippard
[2:10 PM] Khaled Hourani and Laurie Jo Reynolds
Introduced by Anne Pasternak and Elizabeth K. Sorensen
[3:45 PM] Pedro Reyes & Antanas Mockus Šivickas
[4:15 PM] Looking at effective local strategies for resistance can be applied to the transformation of metropolitan areas on a global scale.
Ivet Curlin
Jimmy McMillan
Ann Messner
Chen Shaoxiong
Levan Asabashvili, Urban Reactor
Rachel LaForest, Right to the City
[5:10 PM] PERFORMANCE Invincible
[5:25 PM] Anne Pasternak

Sobre los participantes:

Neil Brenner/ Professor of Urban Theory/ Boston, Massachusetts
Lucy Lippard / Critic and Writer/ Santa Fe, New Mexico
Rebecca Solnit/ Writer/ San Francisco, California
Vito Acconci/ Artist/ New York, New York
Lara Almarcegui/ Artist/ Rotterdam, Netherlands
Kelly Anderson/ Kelly Anderson, Film Director, My Brooklyn/ Brooklyn, New York
Levan Asabashvili/ Artist, Architect, and Educator – Representing Urban Reactor/ Tbilisi, Georgia
Kenneth Bailey/ Founder, Strategy Lead, Design Studio for Social Intervention/ Boston, Massachusetts
Roberto Bedoya/ Executive Director, Tucson Pima Arts Council/ Tucson, Arizona
Madeline Blount/ Artist/ New York, New York
Elissa Blount-Moorhead & Rylee Eterginoso/ Weeksville Heritage Center – Brooklyn, New York
Alfredo Brillembourg/ Architect – Representing Urban Think Tank/ Caracas, Venezuela; New York, New York; and Zurich, Switzerland
Tony Chakar/ Artist and Architect/ Beirut, Lebanon
Fulya Erdemci/ Curator/ Amsterdam, Netherlands and Istanbul, Turkey
John Fetterman/ Mayor/ Braddock, Pennsylvania
Chido Govera/ Founder, Chidos Mushrooms; Farmer and Educator/ Zimbabwe
Rachel LaForest/ Executive Director, Right to the City Alliance/ New York, New York
Rick Lowe/ Director and Founder Project Row House
Houston, Texas
Jimmy McMillan/ Mayoral Candidate and Founder of the Rent is Too Damn High Party/ New York, New York
Ann Messner/ Artist/ New York, New York
Ana Maria Millan/ Artist/Curator – Representing Helena Producciones Collective/ Cali, Colombia
Lize Mogel/ Artist/ New York, New York
Marcus Neustetter/ Artist/Cultural Activist – co-director of The Trinity Session/ Johannesburg, South Africa
Anne Gadwa Nicodemus/ Urban Planning Consultant/ Easton, Pennsylvania
Lucy Orta/ Artist/ London, England
Raúl Cárdenas Osuna/Representing Torolab/ Tijuana, Mexico
Steve Powers/Artist/New York, New York
Emmanuel Pratt/Architect; Executive Director, Sweet Water Foundation/Detroit, Michigan and Chicago, Illinois
Michael Premo/Artist, Occupy Activist/New York, New York
Pedro Reyes/Artist/Mexico City, Mexico
Chen Shaoxiong/Artist – Representing Xijing Men
Guangzhou, China
Antanas Mockus Šivickas/Former Mayor of Bogotà, Colombia/Bogotà, Colombia
Althea Thauberger/Artist/Vancouver, Canada
Jenenne Whitfield/Executive Director, Heidelberg Project/Detroit, Michigan

Sobre Beta-Local
Beta-Local es una organización sin fines de lucro dedicada a apoyar y promover la práctica y el pensamiento estético a través de varios programas:

La Práctica, una programa post-académico centrado el pensamiento estético y la producción artística mediante el cual becarios de diversas disciplinas llevan un proyecto desde conceptualización hasta presentación mediante procesos abiertos y frecuentemente colaborativos.

The Harbor, un programa de residencias artísticas, a través del cual artistas, arquitectos y otros hacedores residen en Beta-Loca y desarrollan proyectos o talleres.

La Ivan Illich, una plataforma mediante la cual cualquier persona puede proponer una clase que puede ofrece o que quiere tomar, y un nutrido programa público de exhibicions, charlas, Pin-ups (críticas abiertas), muestras, exhibiciones y publicaciones.

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