This is an intense immersion into the fundamental elements essential in realizing successful site-specific public art. Scale, history, social meaning and its physical properties of place are all considered through workshops with the guidance of faculty and guest lecturers.
Participants will be encouraged to develop professional proposals. There will be daily guest lecturers to the program from the various public art administrators in NYC. Such groups as the dept of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NYC Department of Transportation, Public Art Fund, Times Square Alliance and many more will provide access and exposure to key programs in NYC.
Workshops will be offered in grant and proposal writing. How to create a viable proposal will be a fundamental concern in the course. Thoughtful concepts for the site that engage in a process reflecting all its key aspects will be emphasized thru the daily meetings of the course structure. Two Guest lectures by leading public artists to discuss their practice will also form a part of the course structure.
Crossing the boundaries into architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture, new media technologies and other arenas, the revitalization of public art has become a global trend, as more sensitivity to the nuance of site is increasingly valued. This residency will delve into a process that reflects key site-specific aspects and intrinsic elements: scale, history, social meaning and formal aesthetics.
Faculty and lecturers have included Charlotte Cohen, Craig Dykers, Eiko and Koma, Anita Glesta, Kendal Henry, Anne Pasternak, Meryl Taradash, Krzysztof Wodiczko and Ed Woodham.
NOTE: A portfolio is required for review and acceptance to this program. Fee for two week residency program: $2000.00