Hertling convenes a panel with Heather Corcoran of Rhizome, Peter Russo of Triple Canopy, and Dena Yago of Are.na to respond to her question about present-day manifestations of the salon. Panelists will explore how artist communities come to be in light of a contemporary culture that is not only shaped by in-person communication but also online connectivity that lends awareness, if not always deep engagement, to art and ideas in different parts of the world. If the salon is an outmoded form of gathering, what social structures have replaced it today? This second session offers some concepts and concerns that may contribute to the creation of such spaces.
Propositions is a public forum that explores ideas in development. Each two-part seminar introduces a topic of current investigation in an invited speaker’s own artistic or intellectual practice. Over the course of a seminar session, these developing ideas are responded to, researched, and discussed to propel them forward in unique ways.
Heather Corcoran is Executive Director of Rhizome, a leading organization dedicated to promoting and contextualizing art engaged with technology. Previously, she served as Deputy Director of Film and Video Umbrella in London and as Curator at FACT, the UK’s leading center for new media.
Peter J. Russo is coordinator of the New York Art Book Fair and Director of Triple Canopy, a nonprofit online magazine, workspace, and platform for editorial and curatorial activities based in New York, Los Angeles, and Berlin. Working collaboratively with writers, artists, and researchers, Triple Canopy facilitates projects that engage the internet’s specific characteristics as a public forum and as a medium. In doing so, Triple Canopy is charting an expanded field of publication, drawing on the history of print culture while acting as a hub for the exploration of emerging forms and the public spaces constituted around them.
Dena Yago is an artist living and working in New York. She received her BA from Columbia University in 2010. She has recently exhibited at Sandy Brown in Berlin and is a founding member of K-HOLE, a trend forecasting report. Over the past year, she has been working to develop Arena, an online collaborative tool and visual database.