Thu Dec 11 2014
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
FREE Members, $15 Non-Members
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Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre
Anne Pasternak. Photo: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
Anne Pasternak is the President and Artistic Director of Creative Time, New York City. Since she joined the organization in 1994, she has collaborated with hundreds of artists to ignite the public’s imagination, explore ideas that shape society, and bring groundbreaking public art to millions of people around the world with programs that have reached from New York to New Orleans, Haiti to Hanoi, Dubai to Denver, and now in outer space.
Under Pasternak’s leadership, Creative Time has produced such renowned projects as Playing the Building (David Byrne), during which the Battery Maritime Building was transformed into an interactive musical instrument; Tribute in Light (Julian Laverdiere and Paul Myoda), the twin beacons of light that illuminated the former World Trade Center site six months after 9/11; Waiting for Godot in New Orleans (Paul Chan), a restaging of Samuel Beckett’s play in the streets of post-Katrina New Orleans; Living as Form, a survey exhibition of two decades of socially-engaged art; and The Last Pictures (Trevor Paglen), a collection of photographs micro-etched onto a silicon disk and affixed to a satellite in perpetual orbit, as well as the recent A Subtlety, Kara Walker’s gigantic sugar-sculpture in Brooklyn’s legendary Domino Sugar Factory. She also initiated Creative Time Reports, a website devoted to artists’ perspectives on the important issues of our day, and a Global Residency program that supports artists as they explore questions central to their practice. Artists with whom Pasternak has worked closely include Marina AbramoviĆ, Doug Aitken, Laurie Anderson, Nick Cave, Theaster Gates, Cai Guo-Qiang, Jenny Holzer, Gary Hume, Vik Muniz, Takashi Murakami, Shirin Neshat, Steve Powers, Tom Sachs, and many more.
Pasternak will discuss her work with Creative Time as guided by her strong belief that art matters in our world, that artists should be weighing in on the key issues of our time and that public spaces are places for creative and free expression.
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