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Sculpture City Saint Louis presents Monument/Anti-Monument

Date uploaded: January 29, 2014

Sculpture City Saint Louis presents

April 10–12, 2014

Sculpture City Saint Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Registration is now open.

Monument/Anti-Monument is an international conference that will bring together artists, curators, art historians, architects, academics, urban planners, archaeologists and other experts to explore the intersection of sculpture and the public realm. While the public sculpture and monuments of the host city of St. Louis will be used frequently as a catalyst for discussion, the conference will also seek a broader dialogue that will encompass a global perspective on sculpture and its relationship to place.

Monument/Anti-Monument is being organised as part of Sculpture City Saint Louis 2014, an initiative that brings together a consortium of programmers and practitioners from across the St. Louis region in a challenge to launch new exhibitions and commissions; sponsor lectures, educational programs; develop sculpture-related community resources, and engage new audiences for sculpture.

Keynote Speaker: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer


"The Arch, The City, The River: Questions of Monumentality"
Panel organiser: Peter MacKeith, Associate Dean & Associate Professor of Architecture, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University

"Artists Reclaim the Commons"
Panel organiser: Glenn Harper, Editor, Sculpture Magazine, International Sculpture Center

"Counter-monuments: Transformation in Commemoration"
Panel organiser: Lenore Metrick-Chen, Associate Professor of Art and
Design, Drake University

"Networked Monumental: Immemorial Cloud Object, but IRL"
Panel organiser: Dylan Gauthier, Digital Policy and Programming Fellow,
Hunter College

"Redefining Memorials: The Conflation of Heroes and Victims"
Panel organisers: Harriet Senie, Director, Museum Studies Program and
Professor of Art History, The City College, New York and John Craig
Freeman, Professor of New Media, Emerson College

"The Ruins of Mound City"
Panel organiser: Marilu Knode, Executive Director, Laumeier Sculpture Park & Aronson Endowed Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art, University of Missouri–St. Louis

"Panel/Anti-Panel: An Open Space Forum"
Facilitator: Jack Becker, Executive Director, Forecast Public Art + Public Art Review

"When Communities Reject Monuments"
Panel organiser: Bradley Bailey, Assistant Professor of Art History, Saint Louis University

Discounted early registration until February 28.

Click here for more information and to register.

Photo by AfricanGeo.

Photo by AfricanGeo.