Art, Tech & Culture

Creative Interventions and Social Activation

Art, Tech & Culture
03 Nov, 2014

Creative Interventions and Social Activation


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Cheryl Haines has curated numerous exhibitions for both local and internationally-renowned artists. Haines will share details of the behind the scenes process of curating and assembling an exhibition, spotlighting her current work, @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz, for which Ai Weiwei has created sculpture, sound and mixed-media installations for the infamous former prison. More profoundly, Haines will look at how exhibitions can ‘intervene’ in a space to provoke thought, stimulate the sense, and incite social action.

Through her Directorial roles at Haines Gallery and the FOR-SITE Foundation, Haines has for over 25 years developed exhibitions and site-specific public programming that has advanced discourse on "Art About Place". Haines' dynamic curatorial stance presents challenging and provocative exhibitions by artists working across a wide range of media who explore cultural and environmental issues. Over time, this position has expanded to include producing public, site-specific commissions on a national scale. Selected notable Bay Area projects include the installation of large-scale works by both James Turrell and Andy Goldsworthy at the de Young Museum, landscape interventions by Andy Goldsworthy in the Presidio among others.

Tickets are available online and at the door. Ticketed attendees will be admitted on a first come, first served basis.

Berkeley's Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium is an internationally recognized forum for presenting new ideas that challenge conventional wisdom about art, technology, and culture. This series, free of charge and open to the public, presents artists, writers, curators, and scholars who consider contemporary issues at the intersection of aesthetic expression, emerging technologies, and cultural history, from a critical perspective.

Explore the behind the scenes of Ai Weiwei's stellar new exhibition on Alcatraz Island with curator Cheryl Haines on November 3rd!

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