Public Art and Social Practice Lecture: Jeanne van Heeswijk

1) Public Faculty no.1 (Shkolka, Skopje City park, Skopje, Macedonie, 2008)
Photo: Press to Exit
2) Wastelanders (Curo Hall Anderlecht, Brussels, Belgium, 2012)
Photo: Jeanne van Heeswijk
3) Acts of Balance, Afrikaandewijk Cooperative (TENT, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2014)
Photo: Aad Hooge
4) Wijkatelier op Zuid (Central Station, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2014)
Photo: Brian Inostroza

WHEN: Thursday, February 23, 2017, at 6 p.m.

WHERE: Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre, ACAD

The Illingworth Kerr Gallery (IKG) as part of ACAD, and the City of Calgary Public Art Program invites you to attend a public art and social practice lecture talk by internationally acclaimed artist Jeanne van Heeswijk at the Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre (ACAD) on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 6p.m. The event is free and open to the public. 

Jeanne van Heeswijk is an artist who facilitates the creation of dynamic and diversified public spaces in order to “radicalize the local”. Her long-scale community-embedded projects question art’s autonomy by combining performative actions, discussions, and other forms of organizing and pedagogy in order to enable communities to take control of their own futures.

Her work has been featured in numerous books and publications worldwide, as well as internationally renowned biennials such as those of Liverpool, Shanghai, and Venice. She was the 2014-2015 Keith Haring Fellowship in Art and Activism at Bard College and she has received the 2012 Curry Stone Prize for Social Design Pioneers, and in 2011, the Leonore Annenberg Prize for Art and Social Change. She lives and works in Rotterdam and Philadelphia.

The public talk is part of the Public Art and Social Practice workshop series aimed at the professional development of local artists, and is jointly offered by the Illingworth Kerr Gallery and The City of Calgary Public Art Program.

>>> On February 24 Jeanne van Heeswijk will be taking part in a cultural salon and dinner, hosted by Sidewalk Citizen Bakery. Seating is limited, so please register today!