Sculpture becomes part of our culture in three stages: The artist’s creative process, the patronage that supports the artists’ work and the interaction of the created sculpture and the public. The ISC’s Chicago Conference will address these three phases of sculpture: creation, support and reception in the contemporary art world. This conference is for an audience of artists, patrons, curators, students and the sculpture community at large.
The 23rd Annual International Sculpture Conference is a two-track conference, spanning three days (October 4-6), will include lively discussion and debate from leaders in the contemporary art world. Fourteen workshops and three keynote speakers will give everyone an opportunity to meet and connect with peers while participating in well rounded debates and dialogue. Optional tours such as the Frank Lloyd Wright tours and tours of Millennium Park, to name a few, gallery “hops” and additional networking activities, will also be included in the 2012 International Sculpture Conference programming.
The ISC is still accepting abstracts (as of January 12th, 2012) on the following topics for the 23rd International Sculpture Conference:
• The Transformative Nature of Sculpture on an Urban Community
• Public Art: Alternative Models
• How Can Architects and Sculptors Work Together?
• Experimental, Artist-Initiated and Alternative Curating
• Relevance of the Gallery system: Galleries, the Internet and Art Fairs in a Changing Market
• Ideation and Process
Individuals wishing to contribute panel abstract proposals for the 23rd International Sculpture Conference must submit a 200 word abstract for review to the Conference Advisory Committee. All abstracts must be submitted electronically. The abstract submission deadline is February 6, 2012. Abstracts received after the submission deadline will automatically be placed on the waiting list. Applicants will be notified on March 12, 2012, as to the status of their abstract.
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The International Sculpture Center (ISC) is a member-supported, nonprofit organization founded in 1960 to champion the creation and understanding of sculpture and its unique, vital contribution to society. Members include sculptors, collectors, patrons, architects, developers, journalists, curators, historians, critics, educators, foundries, galleries, and museums—anyone with an interest in and commitment to the field of sculpture. http://www.sculpture.org