Monday, February 25, 2013

International Art Receives Boston Boost

Exciting News From TransCultural Exchange

A New Letter of Agreement has been signed betweenTransCultural Exchange and Boston University’s College of Fine Arts. The Agreement provides a framework for TransCultural Exchange and the College of Fine Arts to be better able to help artists build networks around the world. It offers new possibilities for both to expand their activities, enable more artists to interact with their international peers and showcase Boston’s strengths to the international community.

Already the two organizations have begun to collaborate on the planning of TransCultural Exchange’s 2013 Conference on International Opportunities in the Arts for which Boston University will be the academic host.  The Conference will take place October 10-13, 2013.

The Conference’s theme “Engaging Minds” will underscore TransCultural Exchange’s more than two decades of cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural exchange programming. Its goal is to encourage artists not only to attend programs where they can meet and work with their international peers, but also to address many artists’ growing desire to engage in other fields of study.

For instance, one panel entitled “Entrees Into New Worlds” will present innovative ways for artists to contribute to new forms of research. The panel’s speakers will include the Director of the CERN artist-in-residency program Ariane Koek, the head of the new art program at the Nobel Science Institute Helene Larsson and the engineer who modeled the Guatemalan Siamese twins' brains and skulls for their successful separation, Crispin Weinberg. Weinberg also has worked with such artists as Michael Day Jackson and Kikki Smith.

In addition, the Conference offers an entire day of professional development workshops, portfolio reviews, Pecha Kucha presentations by art programs from more than thirty countries, tours of local museums and a guided walk-through of MIT’s Art and Architecture Program.

The preliminary schedule with the panels and speakers will be available on TransCultural Exchange’s website ( the end of February.
Press Contact: Mary Sherman, Director, TransCultural Exchange
Press Inquires: +1. 617.413.0967,
516 E. 2nd Street, #30, Boston, MA 02127

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