2015 Creative Time Summit Screening in Tampa Bay
November 13 - 15, 2015
The USF Contemporary Art Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, and the Tampa Museum of Art are proud to bring video screenings, live presentations, panels and performances in complement to the 2015 Creative Time Summit to the Tampa Bay area.
This year’s theme is The Curriculum, exploring constructs of knowledge. The Creative Time Summit is an initiative of Creative Time, a New York-based organization dedicated to presenting innovative art in the public realm. Each year, the Creative Time Summit explores the many ways in which artists, activists, writers and curators are tackling the world’s most challenging social and political issues.
The 2015 Creative Time Summit Screening Tampa Bay will feature video from the 2015 Creative Time Summit in Venice, combined with live presentations by artists, educators, designers and cultural producers from within and beyond the Tampa Bay area.
On Friday, the USF Contemporary Art Museum sponsored screening event will offer interactive activities with community-based artists, activists and educators addressing the exchange of knowledge through dance, theatre, and the visual arts. Presenting their work in a variety of formats, participants will include Lauri Stallings, Atlanta-based conceptual artist, choreographer and founding artist of the dance, performance and interdisciplinary collaborative platform glo; Dora Arreola, USF Assistant Professor of Theatre Acting and Movement, Artistic Director of Tijuana-based experimental dance theatre company Mujeres en Ritual Danza Teatro, and member of the Art2Action Collective; and Nestor Oritz, Executive Director of Community Stepping Stones, an after school, arts-integrated curriculum program for adolescents in Sulphur Springs, FL.
On Saturday, the Museum of Fine Arts will host a panel discussion featuring speakers from each of the Tampa Bay presentation sites, focused on the history of Creative Time and its relevance to the Tampa Bay area. Following a Creative Time Summit screening, Jacqueline Mabey, founder of Art + Feminism, will lead a workshop on conducting a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well documented. In a 2010 survey it was revealed that less than 13% of its contributors identify as female. The practical effect of this disparity is clear—Wikipedia is clearly skewed in favor of male artists. This represents a huge inequality in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge. Edit-a-thons have taken place globally, encompassing 1,300 volunteers, 70 events on 4 continents, and nearly 400 new articles devoted to female artists. Complementing Marks Made: Prints by American Women Artists from the 1960s to the Present, this event aims to ensure the visibility of female artists in its permanent collection.
On Sunday, the Tampa Museum of Art will present “We are Tampa: The curriculum of collective identity and heritage in Tampa,” addressing the formation and communication of identity and heritage in Tampa about Tampa. The Museum asks participants to take a moment to reflect on a question posed by Creative Time: “Who do we – as a […] community – want to be, and what forces shape who we are?” Who gets to a voice in the formation of a collective identity for Tampa: the story of the city, the heritage of its people? How are these notions transmitted in our community? The Museum will screen presentations from the Creative Time Summit and organize break-out sessions with discussions facilitated by local activists and educators. The day will end with a presentation by Tampa’s own Stageworks Theater.
SCHEDULE + REGISTRATION:
Friday, November 13, 12-4pm
The Creative Time Summit Screening in Tampa Bay presented by:
Contemporary Art Museum