NYU Campus is Venue for Arts Conference on February 23-25, 2007

The Center for Art and Public Policy at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and Common Ground, an educational and academic publisher as well as a producer and manager of content for print and the Internet, are co-sponsoring an international symposium on the arts. Entitled The Arts in Society, it will be held February 23-25, 2007. The event will be held at several locations on the NYU campus, and will address a broad range of important themes relating to the arts today.

The symposium will feature leading contributors in all areas of the arts-artists, curators, writers, theorists, and policymakers-as well as papers, colloquia, and workshop presentations by artists in all disciplines (visual, performing, and literary) and arts researchers.

Conference presentations and panels will examine the production, dissemination, and critical reception of the arts across a range of aesthetic media and geographical locations. More than 160 presenters and panelists comprising artists and academics representing some 17 countries will share their work and critical perspectives in literary studies, social sciences, humanities, philosophy, and public policy pertaining to the arts.

Featured speakers are: Karen Finley, Arts Professor of Art and Public Policy at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and an internationally renowned performance, visual, and recording artist, who lectures and performs widely; Ella Shohat, Professor in the Departments of Art & Public Policy and Middle Eastern Studies at NYU; Maura Reilly, Curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at The Brooklyn Museum of Art; and Linda Nochlin, Lila Acheson Wallace Professor of Modern Art at NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts.

The symposium is open to the public and there is a registration fee. For more detailed information, visit www.Arts-Symposium.com.

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