SMU hosts symposium on art and work June 12

'Art Work' tabloid imageThe Division of Art in SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts is partnering with CentralTrak, the University of Texas at Dallas Artists Residency, to cosponsor “Art Work: A Local Conversation About Art, Labor and Economics.” The free symposium takes place 1-5 p.m. June 12 in O’Donnell Hall, Owens Arts Center.

Free public parking will be available in the U-lot on the south side of the building.

The symposium was organized in response to the publication Art Work: A National Conversation About Art, Labor, and Economics, edited and distributed by Chicago-based artist collective Temporary Services. Following questions raised by the publication, the symposium will address multiple ways that cultural workers have responded to depressed economies like the recent recession.

Speakers include Meadows Art Division Chair Michael Corris; New York-based artist Maureen Connor; Marc Herbst, co-editor of the Los Angeles-based Journal of Aesthetics and Protest; architect Brent Brown, founder of Dallas’ bcWORKSHOP; and artist Bryce Dwyer of the Chicago collective inCUBATE.

A panel discussion with the speakers, moderated by Noah Simblist, SMU associate professor of art, will follow.

The symposium is free and open to the public. RSVP to 214-824-9302 or e-mail CentralTrak at UT-Dallas.

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