The Minneapolis College of Art and Design Master of Fine Arts Program and Silverwood Park are hosting a collaborative panel discussion on public art practices on Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Silverwood Park. Speakers include the collaborative team from the recent project, Carry On Homes (Peng Wu, Shunjie Yong, Aki Shibata, Preston Drum, and Zoe Cinel), artist and Silverwood Park Programming Director Alyssa Baguss, acnd Artist Jonathan Herrera Soto, who will join us remotely from an artist residency in Italy-all of whom are joined by moderator Ellen Mueller, director of the MCAD MFA Program. This is a free event.
As public and social art practices grow in popularity and become further institutionalized, it is particularly interesting to hear about varied forms and manifestations as well as the fields professionalization. At this panel discussion, audience members will have the chance to ask pointed questions about not only the form and meaning of these projects, but also probe each artist or collaborative’s general strategies, tactics, and problem-solving techniques related to these works.