- Keynote Presentation
- Capstone Presentation
- Presentation Trios
- Community Conversations
- Main Stage Daily Presentations
- Early Career Presentations
MAIN STAGE DAILY PRESENTATIONS
Main Stage Daily Presentations are individual presentations designed to be inspiring talks that bring together the topics of the day’s programming, within the context of the conference theme as a whole.
Thursday, May 21 | 4:00 pm | Liberty Ballrooms C&D (Ballroom Level)
Founding Director of Temple Contemporary Robert Blackson will lead a discussion focusing on the ways in which programming of, by, and for a community leads to targeted impact. Through examples of Temple Contemporary’s recent work, including Symphony for a Broken Orchestra and Funeral for a Home, as well as other international programs, Blackson will illustrate a curatorial shift in the way programs can be crafted to build a healthy mutuality of institutional momentum and social purpose.
Robert Blackson is the founding director of Temple Contemporary at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art and Architecture. Prior to moving to Philadelphia from the UK in 2011, Blackson was curator of public programs at Nottingham Contemporary and curator of BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle/Gateshead. Temple Contemporary’s signature initiatives include Funeral for a Home (2013-2014), reForm with Pepón Osorio and the Fairhill community (2014-2015), and Symphony for a Broken Orchestra (2016-2019).
Emails to My Past Self
Friday, May 22 | 4:00 pm | Liberty Ballrooms C&D (Ballroom Level)
Rather than another chronological slide lecture about her and her work, Rebecca responds to woeful emails she wrote herself almost twenty years ago. Sometimes surprising opportunities come from unexpected places and reassuring our past selves (by sharing cringe-worthy emails with everyone at SNAG) sets us up for future possibilities. This vulnerable, humorous, and slightly embarrassing presentation sparks a dialogue between then and now while celebrating grit and stick-to-itiveness.
Distinguished Professor of Visual Arts at Penn State Altoona, Strzelec earned her BFA and MFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. Strzelec uses digital and analog methods to make narrative work that relies on found objects and discarded treasures. Her jewelry is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Arts and Design, Fuller Craft Museum, and Racine Art Museum. Strzelec is a Penn State Alumni Teaching Fellow, 2016-2017 Penn State Laureate, and served as SIGGRAPH Conference chair–an event that brought over 21,000 people to Los Angeles in 2012.
Do you have advice you wish you could share with your past self? SNAG and Schiffer Publishing have partnered to provide you the opportunity to share these hard-won insights in a special feature on the mezzanine level. Learn more HERE.