Creative Time Presents:
The Creative Time Summit: Living as Form

At the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, NYU
September 23, 2011

The Creative Time Summit is a conference that brings together cultural producers—including artists, critics, writers, and curators—to discuss how their work engages pressing issues affecting our world. Their international projects bring to the table a vast array of practices and methodologies that engage with the canvas of everyday life. The participants range from art world luminaries to those purposefully obscure, providing a glimpse into an evolving community concerned with the political implications of socially engaged art. The Creative Time Summit is meant to be an opportunity to not only uncover the tensions that such a global form of working presents, but also to provide opportunities for new coalitions and sympathetic affinities. You are encouraged to buy tickets for the event and attend as a member of the audience (but remember, they sell out fast). You may also follow the event live here via Livestream from anywhere in the world.

Living as Form
Historic Essex Street Market

September 24-October 16, 2011

This year's Creative Time Summit kicks off the opening of Living as Form, an unprecedented, international project exploring over twenty years of cultural works that blur the forms of art and everyday life, emphasizing participation, dialogue, and community engagement. Living as Form provides a broad look at a vast array of socially engaged practices that appear with increasing regularity in fields ranging from theater to activism, and urban planning to visual art. The project brings together twenty-five curators, documents over 100 artists' projects in a large-scale survey exhibition inside the historic Essex Street Market building, features nine new commissions in the surrounding neighborhood, provides a dynamic online archive of over 350 socially engaged projects, culminates with a book, published by Creative Time Books and distributed by MIT Press.

Following the Summit, attendees are invited to explore Living as Form before it opens to the public. In addition, the show's opening weekend, beginning September 24, will feature participatory events and tours with artists featured in the show including nine commissioned projects located in dedicated spaces inside the Essex Street Market and the surrounding neighborhood. For more information and schedule of events visit the Living as Form website.