Save the Date!

I know I've been M.I.A. lately, just one of those weeks!

This symposium looks awesome, but as always, I can't go because I work on Saturdays.

SAVE THE DATE! -- SATURDAY, MARCH 13 2010, 10:00 am - 5 pm

The Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design and Moore's BFA in Curatorial Studies co-present:

Curating and Risk: An International Symposium
SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 2010, 10:00 am - 5 pm
Moore College of Art & Design
20th & The Parkway

Admission free and open to the public.

Curating and Risk: An International symposium is the fifth in a series of public conversations about issues and ideas in contemporary curatorial practice. Through a series of grouped conversations with an international roster of distinguished panelists, we will examine multiple ways in which artists and curators relate to concepts of risk. In a time of many insecurities, rather than turning toward safety, what range of thinking can be opened when risk is embraced rather than avoided? What is a risky project/idea—-financial, political, artistic, intellectual, aesthetic, moral, organizational, conceptual, administrative? How are the successes and failures of risky projects to be assessed? Or has risk become simply trendy? What is really at stake?

Among featured panelists:
--Sheryl Conkelton, one of Philagrafika 2010's curator team
--Homer Jackson, Philadelphia-based interdisciplinary artist
--Ruby Lerner, the CEO of Creative Capital
--Aaron Levy, Director of the Slought Foundation
-- Lin + Lam, interdisciplinary collaborative artist team (Lana Lin & Lan Thao Lam)
--Radhika Subramaniam-- Director of the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons the New School for Design
--Nato Thompson, Chief Curator at Creative Time

Janet Kaplan, Professor of Art History and Director of Curatorial Studies, Moore
Lorie Mertes, Director and Chief Curator, The Galleries at Moore

This symposium is supported by Moore College of Art & Design through support from Frances and Bayard Storey, the Galleries at Moore and the Graduate program in Visual Arts

For more information: 215-965-4027;;; For information on Moore College of Art & Design visit

The Galleries at Moore
20th Street and The Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1179
T 215.965.4045 / F 215.568.5921