Farmlab Public Salon
Joshua Decter
Friday, March 7, 2008 @ Noon
Free Admission

"How to be 'Situational'"

About the Salon

Join Joshua Decter for a consideration of the notion of 'situational' art practices and 'situational' curatorial projects, in relation to contradictions of place and placelessness, location and dislocation.

About the Salon Presenter

Joshua Decter is a critic, curator, art historian and theorist. Since the late 1980s, he has been writing on art, organizing exhibitions and other events, and teaching, primarily from a base in New York. Decter is a contributor to Artforum, Afterall and other periodicals, and has curated exhibitions at PS1 in New York, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, The Kunsthalle Vienna, The Santa Monica Museum of Art, among other institutions, and was a curatorial interlocutor for the inSite_05 San Diego /Tijuana exhibition project. He has organized numerous public conferences, including "The Situational Drive: Complexities of Public Sphere Engagement," in collaboration with inSite San Diego/Tijuana and Creative Time, New York, presented at The Cooper Union, NY, in May 2007.

Decter was recently appointed Assistant Professor and Director of the Public Art Studies Program at the Roski School of Fine Arts, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and he is also on the graduate committee at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College.

Image: A photograph of Pawel Althamer's project for "Path," a recent Sculpture Projects Munster exhibition

Image courtesy Joshua Decter

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