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[Nettime-ro] [FW] [] One Day Sculpture Symposium

ONE DAY SCULPTURE: An International Symposium on Art, Place and Time
Convened by Litmus Research Initiative, School of Fine Arts, Massey
University, Wellington New Zealand in conjunction with the Museum of New
Te Papa Tongarewa

Curated in association with Situations, University of the West of England,

26 - 28 MARCH 2009

The ONE DAY SCULPTURE symposium brings together leading international
curators, cultural theorists and historians, participating artists, writers
and curators to address the principal ideas and contexts that have informed
the development of the series. The symposium will consider the issues
underpinning the commissioning and production of temporary place-responsive
artworks in the public domain. In particular it will examine:

    The ways in which conventional notions of permanency and monumentality
in public sculpture are being challenged;
    How artists are approaching and producing places as unstable, contested
sets of relations rather than fixed sites;
    How ephemeral, performative and viral forms of contemporary art are
demanding active engagement outside the gallery or museum; and
    What the implications are for emergent curatorial practices in terms of
presentation and distribution.

Coinciding with the realisation of three ONE DAY SCULPTURE projects in
Wellington, the symposium allows for a fluid interchange between these ideas
and the first-hand experience of commissioned projects. Significantly, the
symposium focuses on the point of view of participating artists and their
responses to the curatorial parameters of the ONE DAY SCULPTURE series. To
download the Symposium brochure here, go to the home page of

The symposium will be inaugurated on the evening of Thursday 26th March with
a keynote lecture by Professor Jane Rendell. The following two days will be
structured through a series of parallel sessions, book-ended by
presentations and discussions on each day. The concurrent two-hour sessions
comprise workshops on ONE DAY SCULPTURE projects with either the
commissioned artist or curator, close readings of a key historical or
critical text with an international critic or academic and a presentation
session featuring four short academic papers. Delegates will be invited to
book for these sessions as each workshop is limited. The academic session is
unlimited. Information on how to book for sessions you wish to attend will
be sent to registered delegates in February 2009 when the full symposium
programme is released.

Invited Speakers
Speakers and workshop leaders include:
Professor Jane Rendell, (Keynote speaker) Director of Architectural
Research, The Bartlett, Faculty of The Built Environment, University College
London and author of Art and Architecture: A Place Between (I. B. Tauris,
Jan Verwoert is an art critic based in Berlin. He is a contributing editor
of Frieze and teaches at the MA Fine Arts course at the Piet Zwart Institute
in Rotterdam
Mick Wilson is an artist, writer and educator and a graduate of the NCAD and
Trinity College Dublin. He is the Dean of the Graduate School of Creative
Arts and Media (
Claire Doherty, Director of Situations and Senior Research Fellow,
University of the West of England, Bristol and Curatorial Director of ONE
Bik van der Pol, participating ONE DAY SCULPTURE artists
Paola Pivi, participating ONE DAY SCULPTURE artists
Javier Tellez, participating ONE DAY SCULPTURE artist

Registration is now open at


Hannah Edmunds
Symposium Administrator
+64 4 801 2794 x6197

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