The Artpark Idea Series: Mary Miss
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Artist residencies played a crucial role in establishing Artpark as a pioneering and influential arts organization and are key to our development. To raise awareness and funds for future residency programs, Artpark is launching a series of conversations with eight notable artists.
Hosted by Dr. Anthony Bannon and Artpark’s President, Sonia Clark, attendees will be able to engage with the artists live via Zoom.
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Founded in 1974, Artpark soon became one of the leading locations for the land art movement, inviting hundreds of artists to build temporary works on site. The "Artpark Idea" was to create a place where visitors became active participants perceiving objects over time -- from shifting perspectives and in relationship to the architecture. A place where art, public, and site become inextricably intertwined.
Artistic creation at Artpark generated immediate social, historical, and ecological implications that artists embraced and incorporated into their processes. The result was art that belonged where it was and where the relationship between creator and receiver was dynamic and alive. How this idea influenced the artists then and what it may be now is in the center of our discussions with the artists and audience.
Artpark is grateful to Stanzi Vaubel and Indeterminacy Consulting Group for putting the idea forward for this series.
Mary Miss has reshaped the boundaries between sculpture, architecture, landscape design, and installation, articulating a vision of engagement for the public sphere. In 2009, Miss founded City as Living Laboratory, creating framework for making issues of sustainability and climate change tangible through the arts. Miss is currently working on two urban scale projects, ‘WaterMarks: an Atlas of Water for the city of Milwaukee’ and ‘Rescuing Tibbetts Brook One Stitch at a Time’, a project to help bring a buried stream to the surface in the Bronx. Her work has been shown at the Guggenheim Museum in 2010, the Sculpture Center in 2008, and the Des Moines Art Center in 1996. Miss has been recognized by numerous awards, including a fellowship from the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Urban Land Institute's Global Award for Excellence and the 2017 Bedrock of New York City Award.
Miss and her non-profit City as Living Laboratory have developed a plan for Artpark Laboratory which will transform Artpark into a place where artists are offered opportunities to develop strategies that advance environmental awareness, literacy and sustainable development. The plan was launched with an installation curated by Mary Miss currently at Artpark: Bower by Ellen Driscoll and Joyce Hwang in 2016, currently on display at Artpark. Next steps are awaiting funding.
While not able to participate in person, Agnes Denes (Artpark artist in 1977-79) has invited you to participate in her latest project -- a time capsule. Click here to complete a questionnaire to be included in a time capsule in London. It will collect the experiences of living through the pandemic and will be opened in the year 3020.