Curating Justice: Institutional & Independent Perspectives on Social Change
University of Illinois at Chicago
This panel considers how curators critically engage with the work of social justice by bringing together practitioners who work within the framework of full-time employment within an institution, and those who work independently. The goal is to consider how the resources, knowledges and experiences from curators can be pooled together in order to learn from one another, but also to forge new pathways, partnerships and radical curatorial methodologies towards justice and equity.
Alex Fialho is an independent curator and arts writer based in New York City. As Programs Director at Visual AIDS, Fialho facilitates projects and conversations around both the history and immediacy of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, utilizing art to maintain HIV/AIDS visibility. He will present a talk titled "Curating Community & Legacy in the Wake of HIV/AIDS & September 11" about LOVE POSITIVE WOMEN and Day With(out) Art 2015: RADIANT PRESENCE for this panel.
Allison Agsten is Director of The Main Museum of Los Angeles Art, a new institution devoted to the art of Los Angeles. Previously, as Curator of Public Engagement at the Hammer Museum, she led a pioneering program devoted to creating an exchange between visitors and the museum through works of art.
Amanda Cachia is an independent curator from Sydney, Australia and is currently a PhD candidate in Art History, Theory & Criticism at the University of California, San Diego. Cachia has curated approximately 40 exhibitions over the last 20 years in the USA, England, Australia and Canada.
Sara Reisman is the Artistic Director of the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation. She has curated exhibitions for the Queens Museum of Art, Socrates Sculpture Park, the Cooper Union School of Art, the Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art, Momenta Art, and Smack Mellon, among other venues.
University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Theater and Music, 1040 W Harrison St, Theater Lecture Hall