Symposium: XTCA — Cross Town Contemporary Art
September 22, 2018
10:00 am-4:00 pm
Olver Design Building
UMass Amherst Campus
The UMCA presenta a full-day XTCA Symposium, in connection with our exhibition XTCA: Cross Town Contemporary Art. The Symposium will feature keynote speaker Jennifer Delos Reyes, as well as artists and architects from the exhibition.
Delos Reyes’s talk, “We Need to Know Where We Have Been to Know Where We Are Going,” will focus on the interest in socially-engaged art in the contemporary art world and will lay out a parallel history of social art and social movements, propose methodologies, and speculate on the future of the field.
Jen Delos Reyes is a creative laborer, educator, radical community arts organizer, and author of countless emails. She is the director and founder of Open Engagement an artist-led initiative committed to expanding the dialogue around and serving as a site of care for the field of socially engaged art. Delos Reyes currently lives and works in Chicago where she is the Associate Director of the School of Art & Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago.