Art + Design in Public Space Series: Time and Place


  • Thursday, Nov 14, 2019 5 - 6:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Rochester Art Center - 40 Civic Center Dr SE

EVENT CATEGORIES: Arts & Culture | Educational


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The Heart of the City design team is pleased to invite you to join an artist’s talk and dialogue with internationally renowned artist Ann Hamilton. This month’s event will address how our experience of place is a function of time, and the ways in which the proposed artworks for Peace Plaza will create both timeless and singular experiences. Ohio-based artist Ann Hamilton and Heart of the City curator Hesse McGraw will lead the discussion. Ann Hamilton is widely regarded for an artistic practice whose projects, often linking text and textile, create conditions for shared experience and moments of deeply held common ground. In her work Aeon, Hamilton literally grounds us through an expansive work in Cold Spring granite whose tactile surface of carved letters form the ground plane, through a textual work that spans eras and geographies. Connecting here to there, now to then and one to many, Hamilton’s composition both reaches back in time, and connects us directly to Rochester’s present. As we walk, or move across, Aeon, we construct our own narratives of Rochester and time’s passage. The Art + Design in Public Space Series kicked off this summer with topics ranging from how universal design and access are a key to social equity, to how art and design can reflect local context and values, and how to create meaningful interaction and spectacle. This event is free and open to everyone; however, space is limited. To reserve your space, register here: