ANYWHERE ELSEWHERE

Biennial Conference

Co-curated by Simone Douglas and Sean Lowry

These conferences examine how artists are increasingly moving beyond the white cube as a ‘prime’ viewing experience to more actively explore spaces, places and times well outside the limits of traditional exhibition circuits. Much of this artistic activity is concerned with events, actions, relationships or processes rather than the exhibition of discrete distributable objects. This two-day conference event will explore the challenge of exhibiting, viewing and evaluating art located elsewhere in space and time. How do artists overcome common assumptions that expanded and dynamic exhibition formats present barriers to value? How do we find appropriate language and evaluative criteria for discussing projects that often straddle art and other realms of knowledge? How might we more meaningfully account for art’s omnivorous ability to traverse diverse forms, spaces and places and evoke understandings potentially elusive in theoretical, scientific or philosophical propositions alone? This conference is specifically conceived as a vehicle for giving voice to artistic projects located anywhere and elsewhere in space and time. This conference featured presentations from artists that have successfully navigated blind peer evaluation through Project Anywhere, together with a series of invited presentations from artists, curators and writers actively engaged with art and artistic research at the outmost limits of location specificity.

This conference featured presentations from artists that have successfully navigated blind peer evaluation through Project Anywhere, together with a series of invited presentations from artists, curators and writers actively engaged with art and artistic research at the outmost limits of location specificity. As part of each conference a publication is launched featuring a series of essays and image dialogues from each presentation. 

2015 Publication: https://issuu.com/projectanywhere/docs/anywhere_v1_pages

2018 Publication: https://issuu.com/projectanywhere/docs/pa_v.ii_2018

Additional information: http://www.projectanywhere.net/conference/

BIENNIAL CONFERENCE & PUBLICATION: 

Associate Professor Simone Douglas, Director MFA Fine Arts, School of Art, Media, and Technology, Parsons School for Design, The New School (USA)

Dr. Sean Lowry, Head of Critical and Theoretical Studies in Art, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne (Australia)

Anywhere Elsewhere is supported by Project Anywhere, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne Australia and Parsons School of Design (Fine Arts), The New School University, New York City, United States.

Link to Project Anywhere: http://www.projectanywhere.net

© Simone Douglas, 2018