[ISEA2012] Panel: Sam Bower, Eve Laramee, Saul Ostrow, Linda Weintraub & Patricia Olynyk (Moderator) – THE EVOLVING LANDSCAPE OF SOCIAL AND SITUATED PRACTICES

Panel Statement

During the second half of the 20th century, a growing number of artists produced work with an ecological dimension, including such luminaries as: Hans Haacke, The Harrisons, and Mierle Laderman-Ukeles to name a few. This panel will focus on the complex triad of eco-art, situated practices – those modes of engagement that are ordered by the conceptual and physical contingencies that arise from the specific conditions of their site of production, display or distribution, and social practices – varied forms of community engagement, participatory intervention and project-based public work that embrace democratic processes and inspire progressive social, cultural, and environmental change.

  • Sam Bower, USA, founding director of  greenmuseum.org.                    conversations.org/story.php?sid=201
  • Eve Laramee is an installation artist whose works explores four primary themes: legacy of the atomic age, history of science, environment and ecology, social conditions. She is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at Pace University. Laramee currently lives in Brooklyn, NY, USA, and Santa Fe, NM, USA.
  • Saul Ostrow is an American art critic and art curator. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saul_Ostrow
  • Linda Weintraub, USA,  is a curator, educator, artist, and author of several popular books about contemporary art.  lindaweintraub.com
  • Patricia Olynyk,  Director, Graduate School of Art, Florence, Italy