The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life
- When 19 Apr - 19 Apr 2017
245 Wilson St, Eveleigh NSW 2015
UNSW Art & Design is partnering with Carriageworks and Queensland Art Gallery I Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) to bring Sydney-siders a unique and not-to-be-missed event exploring the intrinsic and immeasurable value that arts and culture produce and the essential of role of the creative practitioner.
The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life will bring together two of the most compelling international advocates for the sustained and productive contribution of artists and designers to the world around us. They are artist, educator, and editor of the publication series Living and Sustaining a Creative Life, Sharon Louden, and critic, curator, and Editor-in-Chief of the extraordinary blog and Podcast, Hyperallergic, Hrag Vartanian.
The event will unfold as an open-ended dialogue, encouraging audience participation to explore and examine how to sustain a creative practice and build a career.
Sharon Louden has been exhibited in numerous leading venues including the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, the Drawing Center, Carnegie Mellon University, Weisman Art Museum, National Gallery of Art (Washington), Birmingham Museum of Art, Weatherspoon Art Museum and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.
In her more than 25 years teaching experience, Louden has taught across studio and professional practice classes to students of all levels in many institutions throughout the United States, including Kansas City Art Institute, College of Saint Rose, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Vanderbilt University, and Maryland Institute College of Art.
Louden is a Senior Critic at the New York Academy of Art in New York City and the editor of Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists, published by Intellect Books. Currently in its sixth edition, the book sells in more than 18 countries and has become Intellect Book's #1 best selling publication two years in a row.
In the lead-up to the event at Carriageworks, Louden will publish a book version of The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life in March 2017.
Hrag Vartanian is editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hyperallergic, a publication he created in 2009 in response to the changes in the art world, publishing, and the distribution of information. Breaking news, award-winning reporting, informed opinions, and quality conversations about art underpin Hyperallergic's reach of more than 1 million readers a month. Vartanian launched the Hyperallergic Podcast in 2016 which travels around the globe to uncover the dynamics of art around the globe.
Vartanian has curated projects, exhibitions, and has organized public events since 1997. Highlights of his curatorial efforts include exhibitions at Brooklyn Academy of Music, Storefront Gallery, NY, and #theSocialGraphat Outpost, the world’s first multi-disciplinary exhibition of social media-related art in 2010. Beyond his writing, he is an avid photographer and collector of photographs and maintains an extensive archive of mostly art-related images (15,000+) on Flickr, which he has uploaded under a Creative Commons 2.0 license so that anyone can use them with proper accreditation and links.
The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life will take place at Carriageworks on 19 April from 6pm, 2017.