October 9 – Alex Klein

The Dorothy and Stephen R. Weber Program Curator,
Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia

“Some Reflections on Discursive Space”

Is it possible to forge a space for discourse within the art museum? ¬†At a moment when buzz words such as “audience engagement” are becoming de rigueur and as programming increasingly merges with curating, what role do these activities have and what promise do they hold? Through a discussion of her past projects, Klein will reflect on whether intimate, unscripted experiences can be both catalyzed and firmly rooted within the walls of an institution while still having mobility, resonance, and relevance beyond.