The MAC is very excited to announce “Spin Off”, a series of panel discussions produced and presented in collaboration with the Writer’s Garret. By bringing together panels consisting of a diverse collection of scholars, critics and artists working across various fields of study, “Spin Off” will thoughtfully explore the most exciting and influential ideas and trends in today’s art world. “Spin Off” is free and open to the public.

The first installment of “Spin Off” delves into Residency Programs on June 27 from 6:00 – 7:00p. Panelists Matt Bondurant, Gabriel Dawe, Ben Fountain, Sally Frater, and Philip Kelleher will gather to discuss the relevancy of residency programs across various fields of study. This panel discussion will be moderated by Lisa Taylor.

What makes contemporary art truly contemporary? Artistic currency is more than a matter of how popular  or “hot” an artist may be. Artistic currency has much to do with both how and why contemporary artists make the work they do, the contexts in which they create, and what audiences are inspired to think and say in response to their art.

This fall, The MAC and The Writer’s Garret will continue congruent educational outreach initiatives to present Spin Off, a series of multidisciplinary panel discussions giving audiences a rare opportunity to get involved in those larger conversations that continue to define contemporary art, its practice, its theory, its history, and its meaning. Discussion topics are inspired by current MAC exhibitions and are tied loosely to themes and ideas presented in these exhibitions. By bringing together panels consisting of a diverse collection of scholars, critics and artists working across various fields of study, Spin Off will thoughtfully explore the most exciting and influential ideas and trends in today’s art. Spin Off is free and open to the public.

Scheduled dates and discussion topics:

June 27; 6:00 – 7:00p

Residency Programs

August 15; 6:00-7:00p

What the #$%& do you do with an art degree?

October 11; 6:00-7:00p

The Anxiety of Influence

November 8; 6:00-7:00p

Graphic Texts

The first installment of Spin Off delves into Residency Programs. Panelists Matt Bondurant, Gabriel Dawe, Ben Fountain, Sally Frater, and Philip Kelleher will gather to discuss the relevancy of residency programs across various fields of study. This panel discussion will be moderated by Lisa Taylor.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE MAC CONTACT:

LauraLee Brott at 214.953.1212 / lbrott@the-mac.org or macmembership@the-mac.org

www.the-mac.org