Artists Space

Performing Institution Symposium

As part of its contribution to Whitney Biennial 2012, Artists Space presents the third of three symposia that address themes in response to the Biennial.

Shannon Jackson is Distinguished Professor in the Arts and Humanities at University of California, Berkeley, and Director of the Arts Research Center. Her recent publications include Social Works: Performing Art, Supporting Publics (Routledge, 2011) and Professing Performance (Cambridge University Press, 2004)

David Velasco is editor of and a regular contributor to Artforum. His contribution to the May issue of the magazine was a review of the performance program in the current Whitney Biennial.

Sarah Michelson is a choreographer whose work Devotion Study #1 — The American Dancer featured on the fourth floor of Whitney Biennial 2012 in early March. Her work has previously been presented at The Kitchen, New York, and The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis amongst other venues.

Stephen Squibb is a founding member and artistic co-director of installation theater producers Woodshed Collective. He writes regularly for, art agenda, and n+1. Recent texts include “The Materialist Gesture: On Quentin Meillassoux” in French Theory Today, (The Public School, New York), and “Dispatches from Occupy Boston” in Occupy!, (Verso). He is a PhD candidate in English at Harvard University.

May 26, 2012

Performing Institution