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26th International Sculpture Conference - Pittsburgh, PA, October 15-18

BY Chanika Svetvilas | 27-Aug-2016
Registration for the 26th International Sculpture Conference: Sculpture in Context: Tradition and Innovation is now open! The international Sculpture Center will hold the 26th International Sculpture Conference from October 15-18th 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Conference will feature 11 panel discussions, keynote speaker Diana Al-Hadid, annual ISC littleSCULPTURE Show, ARTSlams & Mentor Sessions, hands-on workshops, gallery hops, evening parties, and a number of exciting optional tours. Conference events and programming will take place at the August Wilson Center, The Mattress Factory, Carnegie Mellon University, and Carrie Furnaces, as well as other cultural locations in the Pittsburgh Area. Visit
http://www.sculpture.org/pittsburgh2016 to register now. #sculptureconPitt @IntSculptureCtr #pittsburgh2016
Venue: August Wilson Center
Address: 980 Liberty Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15222, United States
Date: 10/15/16-10/18/16
Ticket: $460 members/, $585 for non-members/ $200 for students
Buy / Ticket: https://www.cvent.com/events/26th-international-sculpture-conference-sculpture-in-context-tradition-and-innovation/registration-33a7b610a17f4bd4a938cde0fdd38f03.aspx
Web: www.sculpture.org/pittsburgh2016
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EMail: events@sculpture.org
Call: 609-689-1051 x302
James O'Toole, Steel Workers Monument, 2001, Photo courtesy of Charles F. G. Beal via Flikr.com
Registration Open Now Through September 29th for International Sculpture Conference

Pittsburgh, PA | October 15-18, 2016

Registration is open now for the 26th International Sculpture Conference – Sculpture in Context: Tradition and Innovation, in Pittsburgh, PA from October 15-18, 2016. Inspired by industry and innovation in Pittsburgh, the 26th International Sculpture Conference will explore how contemporary sculpture promotes cultural reinvention. Conference programs will include the annual ISC littleSCULPTURE show; ARTSlams and mentor sessions; engaging panel discussions; evening parties at the Mattress Factory and Carrie Furnaces, among others; hands-on workshops at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh Glass Center, and Pittsburgh Center for the Arts; a keynote address by Diana Al-Hadid; open studios and gallery hops; and optional art and culture trips. The International Sculpture Conference last came to Pittsburgh in 2001.

The ISC invites ISC members, non-members, students, and all sculpture enthusiasts alike to the 26th International Sculpture Conference. Registration is $460 for members, $585 for non-members, $200 for students, and $125 for limited companion passes. Registration will close on September 29, 2016. Visit www.sculpture.org/pittsburgh2016 to secure your spot for this exciting event.

Conference registration includes admission to all panels, a dynamic Keynote Address by Diana Al-Hadid, ARTSlams & mentor sessions, an Opening Reception & littleSCULPTURE Show at the August Wilson Center with a city-wide Gallery Hop, programming at Carnegie Mellon University, a reception at the Mattress Factory, a Closing Reception at Carrie Furnaces, boxed lunches and coffee hours, shuttles to select conference activities, and much more.

Annually, the International Sculpture Conference introduces working artists, arts professionals, educators, and students to new art communities around the world and fosters dialogue on international topics in contemporary sculpture. ISC Conferences provide vast networking opportunities for professionals and students to meet and are stimulating educational opportunities for all who attend. Members of our conferences leave inspired with lasting connections, innovative ideas, and new possibilities in the field of sculpture.

This year's conference features panels on diverse and engaging topics. Led by artists and arts professionals at the forefront of contemporary sculpture, discussion topics include, A Place for Research and Cultural Resistance: Interstitial Public Space- a Transdisciplinary View; SEA Change: Sculpture, Education, and the New Paradigm; "What's Past is Prologue": The Influence of History on Contemporary Practice; The Complex Art of Making: the Role of Today's Technology In the Artist's Studio; The Object Maker in the Digital World; Casting the Iron Garden; From the Ludicrous to the Sublime (Or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Process); Older than Yesterday's News; and more. In addition to panels, the conference is honored to host Keynote Speaker Diana Al-Hadid, who will speak about her work and practice, and then open the floor for Q+A.

Diana Al-Hadid was born in Aleppo, Syria in 1981 and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Working with a diverse array of materials, Al-Hadid creates monumental sculptures, drawings, and panels, all of which blur the lines between figuration and abstraction. Her work references history by drawing influence from disrupted typologies found in architecture, antiquity, cosmology, and Old Master paintings.