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Artist Talks: New Media Art and Social Practice | Sept 23

Artist Talks: New Media Art and Social Practice

September 23 at 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Lefrak Concert Hall
65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Queens, NY 11367

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HG Contemporary Art Center has organized a symposium on New Media and Social Practice in art, featuring artist-professors from Queens College and beyond. Registration is free and includes lectures from the featured artists and a panel discussion. Visit the Symposium Page for more information and a full schedule of events. Registration for the event can be found at this link!

HG Contemporary Art Center, together with the Art Department of Queens College, The City University of New York will be holding an academic symposium with an initiative committed to exploring the ways in which new media artists can initiate projects that engage community participants to foster new forms of public engagement. The theme of the symposium is titled 【New Media Arts and Social Practice】.

The speakers were selected based on their in-depth review of their contributions within the field of socially engaged art, as well as their ability to positively connect with members of the public as collaborators and/or co-creators. These artists / scholars are currently undertaking several projects, respectively, that are socially engaged and are rooted from the various issues observed in their respective communities.

The New Media Arts Symposium will present the following speakers:

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Professor Gregory Sholette, Ph.D, artist and professor of Queens College, The City University of New York.

PANEL SPEAKERS

Professor Chloe Bass, MFA, artist and public practioner, assistant professor, Queens College, The City University of New York;

Professor Jonah Bucker-Cohen, Ph.D., artist and assistant professor, Lehman College, The City University of New York; and

Professor Bo Zheng, Ph.D., artist and assistant professor, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong.

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