Exploring Public Art Practices
Exploring Public Art Practices featured artist talks and discussions with local and national artists to investigate the shifting field of public artistic practice, and to showcase the opportunities and challenges of working in public space in the San Francisco Bay Area.
This symposium was presented in September 2016 by the Rainin Foundation as part of our Open Spaces Program.
Opening Remarks by the Kenneth Rainin Foundation
Keynote, Presentations & Roundtable Discussion
National and local artists share their work and ideas.
Keynote: Ghana ThinkTank Ghana ThinkTank, an international collective, uses public art to reveal blind spots between otherwise disconnected cultures, challenge assumptions about who is “needy,” and turn the idea of expertise on its head by asking people in the “third world” to solve problems of people in the “first world.” Core artists and organizers: Christopher Robbins, John Ewing and Maria del Carmen Montoya.
Lightning Talks & Roundtable Discussion
A series of seven minute talks by local Bay Area artists on their work and ideas.