Claire Doherty On New Ways Of Thinking And Working In Public Art

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This keynote talk by Claire Doherty marks the opening of The Public Art: New Ways of Thinking and Working symposium, which will take place over three days, from May 18 to 20, at York University’s Keele campus. The symposium is bringing together international academics, critics, curators, public art practitioners and enthusiasts to explore these shifting role of contemporary public art, and we will question the ways in which artists work, and how work is being made. These conversations are especially vital in our contemporary context, nationally and in Toronto, where a proliferation of public art calls for an honest examination of dated policies and practices .

We hope you will join us in critically examining the current state of Canadian contemporary public art practices with some of the leading thinkers and practitioners internationally, as together we hope to advance the thinking, working, and making of public art here at home.

KEYNOTE:Claire Doherty
Presented in partnership with the AGO

Claire Doherty is the founder Director of Situations, one of the UK’s foremost producers of arts projects which grow out of place. Situations invites artists and performers to respond to specific places or situations to produce temporary or long-term projects, with the audience at the centre of how the idea unfolds. In 2009, Claire was awarded a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Breakthrough Award and in 2012, she led Situations to become an independent charity. Situations has sparked transformative art experiences in unconventional spaces from Theaster Gates’ Sanctum, a 552-hour long non-stop programme of performance by 700 performers in the ruins of Temple Church, Bristol to Alex Hartley’s Nowhereisland, the journey of an arctic island as a visiting island nation for London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Claire has continued to champion the under-heard and overlooked; seeking out ways in which to engage those for whom the arts might have seemed irrelevant or inaccessible. A vital part of Situations’ work is to improve the conditions for public art commissioning. Claire has authored public art strategies for cities across the world. In 2016, Claire was appointed MBE for her Services to the Arts in the South West.

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