Thursday, March 31, 2011

Makers and Designers: Collisions and Intersections - Talk

Makers and Designers: Collisions and Intersections is a presentation of issues connecting and dividing the craft and design fields as seen by artists in the US after World War II, including modernism, production, and distribution. The lecture is based on the anthology Choosing Craft: The Artist’s Viewpoint.

Vicki Halper is a highly regarded curator, writer and historian in the fields of contemporary craft and design. She has curated exhibitions for Seattle Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum and Bellevue Art Museum in Seattle, Washington; Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, North Carolina; and the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

Vicki co-edited the book Choosing Craft: The Artist’s Viewpoint with Diane Douglas (University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 2009) an anthology of artists’ writings and transcribed interviews about the history of American studio crafts after World War II. Research for Choosing Craft: The Artist’s Viewpoint was supported by the National Endowment for the Arts; Windgate Foundation; Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design; and James Renwick Senior Fellowship in American Crafts, Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Vicki Halper’s visit to Australia is managed by Craft Australia and is made possible through the International Visiting Curator program. This program is an initiative of the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council for the Arts.

When:  4 April 2011 6-8 pm

Where: COFA UNSW Cnr Oxford Street and Greens Road Paddington Sydney Lecure Theatre:EG02

Who: Vicki Halper 

Cost : FREE and open to the Public

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