A Note from Our Executive Director: Building a Better Tomorrow
July 2nd, 2018
Dear Creative Time Family,
For many years I have admired the work of Creative Time. Its commitment to presenting the most ambitious projects by artists who speak as much to our sociopolitical reality as to our hopes and dreams serves a unique role within the creative landscape. Projects like Kara Walker’s A Subtlety, Paul Chan’s Waiting for Godot in New Orleans, and Pedro Reyes’s Doomocracy, to name a few, have had a profound personal effect on me. Each has offered a new and unexpected artistic vision that challenges and inspires. These projects compel the public to contend with our fraught history as a nation and our potential to do and be better.
Moving forward we renew our commitment to the public within public art that centers on accessibility and a multiplicity of perspectives and voices. At the same time, let’s focus on engendering discourse and investing in our collective future.
In addition to groundbreaking public projects, initiatives such as the Creative Time Summit will continue to bring together artists, cultural theorists, and activists to discuss our most pressing social issues. It is a privilege to drive these dialogues forward as we embark on our next Summit this November in Miami.
In this moment of deep divisiveness, Creative Time continues to champion the dreams of artists and their communities. We recognize public art as a critical avenue through which we can understand the perspectives and experiences of those other than ourselves, and a means of engendering empathy and exchange. I see Creative Time’s role as aiding in building a better tomorrow.
There is much work to be done, and Creative Time’s mission is now more pressing than ever. I am honored to take the helm of such an important organization at this pivotal juncture.