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“I have to take a moment to echo all the wonderful positive comments
about ISConnects... The panel did a great job of explaining and sharing
their experience in public art. On the whole one of the best ISC events,
as it was right on target for artist[s] - like us.” — ISConnects Attendee, 2011

Supported in part by
Johnson Art and Education Foundation
This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.
ISConnects is an exciting collaborative effort between the International Sculpture Center and other world-renowned organizations. Launched in 2011, ISConnects explores the unique perspectives on sculpture in the contemporary art world. Together, the ISC and its partner organizations offer intimate and accessible programming that addresses cutting-edge, timely trends in sculpture through lively and insightful discourse.

Each ISConnects program features presenters that include emerging and established artists, journalists and authors, academics and arts administrators, ISC Award winners and many other individuals with unique viewpoints on sculpture.

Programming includes special access to traveling exhibitions, conversations with artists, panel discussions and much more. Each event is different from the next! Canít attend an event? You can watch for free, here, on the ISConnects website.

To be updated on 2015 ISConnects events, sign up for the ISConnects email list here.

The College of New Jersey
2000 Pennington Rd,
Ewing Township, NJ 08618
Friday, February 13, 2015
Social Sculpting: Art Shapes Life Shapes Room
Cost: FREE

UPDATE: Due to extenuating circumstances, the previously scheduled lecture ISConnects: Sculpture and Happiness has been rescheduled for Fall 2015. We are pleased to present ISConnects: Social Sculpting: Art Shapes Life Shapes Room at TCNJ on February 13, 2015. Join the mailing list here for future updates on ISConnects programs.

The International Sculpture Center in collaboration with The College of New Jersey will present ISConnects: Social Sculpting: Art Shapes Life Shapes Room on February 13, 2015 from 12:30-1:30PM. Join artist ChloŽ Bass as she explores the idea of social sculpture. Originally coined by artist Joseph Beuys, social sculpture is a way of structuring art's ability to transform society. Part lecture, part participatory performance, this event will ask its audience to restructure their own immediate environment by shifting relationships between action and observation as a way to explore a room. This event is free and open to the public. To reserve your seat, contact the ISC Events Department at or (609) 689-1051 x302.

ChloŽ Bass is a conceptual artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She focuses on the co-creation of performances, situations, installations, and publications, all dedicated to deep questioning of the everyday. Her upcoming project, The Book of Everyday Instruction, is an investigation into one-on-one social interaction. Other recent projects have included The Department of Local Affairs (a project on how we build place through behavior), and The Bureau of Self-Recognition (how what we do shapes who we are). ChloŽ was the 2014 Bed-Stuy Create Change Resident for the Laundromat Project and the 2014 Honorary Fellow in Utopian Practice for Culture Push. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, the Neuberger Museum, the James Gallery at CUNY Graduate Center, Momenta Art, and KŁnstlerhaus Stuttgart. Her recent writing has been published in Art in America and Hyperallergic. ChloŽ has guest lectured at various institutions, including the Queens Museum of Art, Parsons School of Design, Sothebyís Institute, and Brooklyn College CUNY. You can learn more at

This ISConnects event is part of TCNJís Center for the Arts Brown Bag Lecture Series, providing TCNJ students, faculty, and the local community a showcase of speakers and presenters on current and relevant social, cultural, and economic issues through presentation and performance. The series broadens the educational experiences of students and the greater community by encouraging thought-provoking discussion on how current issues influence and impact the future of the Arts in America. In so doing, it educates the audience on matters of social interest, advances the global awareness of The College of New Jersey, and provides an environment for student development.

The event will be held at The College of New Jerseyís Mildred & Ernest E. Mayo Concert Hall (Music Building). Parking passes can be obtained by visiting the information booth at Paul Loser Hall for a day pass, and parking in the visitor lots on campus. The event is free and open to the public. Click here to view a parking map.

Please indicate if you require any accessibility accommodations by contacting the events department at
(609) 689-1051 x302 or The International Sculpture Center is committed to ensuring that all events are accessible to all of our patrons.