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ONE DAY SCULPTURE: An International Symposium on Art, Place and Time

Te Papa Tongarewa, 26 – 28 MARCH 2009

Convened by Litmus Research Initiative, School of Fine Arts, Massey University, Wellington New Zealand in conjunction with the Museum of New Zealand.

The ONE DAY SCULPTURE symposium brings together leading international curators, cultural theorists and historians, participating artists, writers and curators to address the principal ideas and contexts that have informed the development of the series. The symposium will consider the issues underpinning the commissioning and production of temporary place-responsive artworks in the public domain. In particular it will examine:

  • The ways in which conventional notions of permanency and monumentality in public sculpture are being challenged;
  • How artists are approaching and producing places as unstable, contested sets of relations rather than fixed sites;
  • How ephemeral, performative and viral forms of contemporary art are demanding active engagement outside the gallery or museum; and
  • What the implications are for emergent curatorial practices in terms of presentation and distribution.

Coinciding with the realisation of three ONE DAY SCULPTURE projects in Wellington, the symposium allows for a fluid interchange between these ideas and the first-hand experience of commissioned projects. Significantly, the symposium focuses on the point of view of participating artists and their responses to the curatorial parameters of the ONE DAY SCULPTURE series.

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