Nasher Sculpture Center presents Nasher Prize Dialogues: Public Figures
Nasher Sculpture Center will present Nasher Prize Dialogues: Public Figures a panel discussion presented in partnership with the New Museum of Contemporary Art.
Nasher Prize Dialogues: Public Figures will be a conversation exploring public art and monumental sculpture. At a time when both art in the public space and the role of monuments are at the forefront of cultural discourse, this panel will discuss various critical approaches to commemoration and monumentality in public space. Panelists include Tania Bruguera, Hans Haacke, and Fred Wilson, artists who use, interrogate, or antagonize the history and tradition of celebratory sculpture and the representation of the human body within public space and institutions. The talk will be moderated by Massimiliano Gioni, Edlis Neeson Artistic Director of the New Museum.
The discussion is part of Nasher Prize Dialogues, the discursive platform of the Nasher Prize, the annual international prize for a living artist in recognition of a body of work that has had an extraordinary impact on the understanding of sculpture. The Dialogues are intended to foster international awareness of sculpture and to stimulate discussion and debate. Programs including panel discussions, lectures, and symposia are held in cities around the world on a yearly basis, offering engagement with various audiences, and providing myriad perspectives and insight into the ever-expanding field of sculpture.