December 1 , 2008
Creative Time: How Artists Enrich Public Space
Anne Pasternak, president and creative director, Creative Time
Venue: San Jose Repertory Theatre, 101 Paseo De San Antonio
Anne Pasternak has been the Executive Director of Creative Time since 1994. Recent projects that continue to resonate in the art community and beyond including Tribute in Light - two beacons of light in Lower Manhattan following 9/11 and 59th Minute - a collaboration with Panasonic for the presentation of video work in Times Square. Pasternak is committed to initiating projects that give artists the opportunity to innovate their practice and reflect on contemporary society while engaging millions of people with art that permeates everyday urban life. Creative Time derives its values from a historic impetus to foster artistic experimentation, enrich public space and the everyday experience, and forefront artists as key contributors to democratic society.
Ms. Pasternak will speak about the role that artists can play in reframing people's everyday experiences of their surroundings, the importance of having artists involved in the dialogue regarding enriching public space, and the benefit to artists of providing opportunities for visual dialogue with the public.