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Sponsored in part by: Florida International University and The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, The Fountainhead Residencies, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts

NOV 29 | NOV 30 | DEC 1 | DEC 2 | DEC 3 | DEC 4 | DEC 5-8
Click here for printable PDF of the schedule.

Friday, Nov 29, 2013

Cast Iron Workshop Begins
Led by Coral Penelope Lambert
Thursday Nov. 28 – Wednesday Dec. 4
FIU Campus and other locations, TBA
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Participation in the Cast Iron Workshop does not include registration for the ISC Symposium
Photo provided by Coral Penelope Lambert

Saturday, Nov 30, 2013

4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Symposium Registration at the Hyatt Regency Hotel
Hyatt Regency Miami, Japango Room
400 SE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33131
(305) 358-1234
Photo: Footprints in the sand, VISIT FLORIDA

Sunday, Dec 1, 2013

11:00AM – 4:00PM Symposium Registration at the Hyatt Regency
Hyatt Regency Miami, Japango Room
400 SE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33131
(305) 358-1234
12:00PM – 4:00PM Cuban-Inspired Food Tour (by bus)
12:00PM – 4:00PM Little Haiti Studio Tours
  • Duval Carrie
  • Carolina Sardi
  • Haligon Fine Art
  • Frederico Uribe
  • 3:00PM – 4:30PM Art Deco Walking Tour
    6:00PM – 8:00PM Welcome and Opening Reception
    Photo: by Joisey Showaa on Flickr

    Monday, Dec 2, 2013

    8:00AM Buses leave from the Hyatt Regency
    9:00AM – 10:30AM Keynote speaker: Janet Echelman
    10:30AM – 11:00AM Break
    11:00AM – 12:30PM Artist Talks: Steve Tobin and John Grade
    12:30PM – 1:30PM Lunch
    1:30PM – 3:00PM Guided tour of The Sculpture Park at FIU
    1:30PM – 3:00PM Optional Activities at FIU - ArtSlams
    3:00PM Buses return to the Hyatt Regency Hotel
    5:00PM – 8:00PM Gallery Hop in the Wynwood Gallery District
    Photo: by Justin Ornel on Flickr

    Tuesday, Dec 3, 2013

    8:00 AM Buses leave from the Hyatt Regency
    9:00AM – 10:30AM Artist Talks: Ursula von Rydingsvard & Guerra de la Paz
    10:30AM – 11:00AM Break
    11:00AM – 12:30PM Panel: Patron - New Models in Emerging Artist Support
    Moderator: Dennis Scholl
    Panelists: Heinz Aeschlimann
      Maggy Cuesta
      Kathryn Mikesell

    This panel will examine new ideas in artist patronage as well as current methods utilized by the artists seeking support. Recent international models for arts patronage and the changing relationship between artist and patron will be considered. Artist representation, networking, and fundraising for public projects will be explored, before inviting comments, questions, and audience discussion of best practices.
    12:30PM – 1:30PM Lunch
    1:30PM – 3:00PM Guided tour of The Sculpture Park at FIU
    1:30PM – 4:00PM Iron Pour
    4:00PM Buses Return to the Hyatt Regency Hotel
    6:00PM – 9:00PM littleSculpture show & Fountainhead residencies
    Photo: Palm Tree, VISIT FLORIDA

    Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013

    8:00 AM Buses leave from the Hyatt Regency
    9:00AM – 10:30AM Panel: Artists Reclaim the Commons
    Moderator: Patricia Phillips
    Panelists: Brandi Reddick
      Caoimhghin Ó Fráithile

    “People called the commons those parts of the environment for which customary law exacted specific forms of community respect. People called commons that part of the environment which lay beyond their own thresholds and outside of their own possessions . . . “ - Ivan Illich, “Silence is a Commons”

    With presentations from two artists and an arts administrator, curator, and art historian, the panel will consider the specific sites and expanded fields, different durations and temporal frames, and collaborators and audiences to re-examine and re-imagine conditions and concepts of the commons in contemporary environments and communities. The work presented pointedly asks what it means to work in contexts that are human-centered, variable, ambiguous, and yet deeply generative. Arguably, the context of the commons for these presenters is not simply a setting (or resource) for staging work, but a supple material and social surrogate that prompts reflective process and frequently new cooperative models. Reviewing the dynamic relationship of social engagement and art making, the commons is not simply a site but is a thickly-layered -- both situated and ambient -- context.
    10:30AM – 11:00AM Break
    11:00AM – 12:30PM Panel: The Art & Act of Making
    Moderator: Coral Lambert
    Panelists: Harry Abramson
    Tamsie Ringler
      Magnus Sigurdarson
      Ben Woodeson

    Panelists will discuss diverse approaches to the process, practice, and interaction of their work as makers, instigators, and facilitators. The role of both the artists’ hand and mind as transformers and collaborators to produce art is examined through the act of making in the studio, alongside hired artisans, with industrial production, or utilization of the ‘readymade’ in a lively discussion.
    12:30PM Buses return to the Hyatt Regency Hotel
    2:00PM – 4:30PM South Beach Food Tour (walking)
    2:00PM – 4:30PM Art & Sculpture Unlimited, Inc Foundry Tour
    3:30PM – 5:00PM Art Deco Walking Tour
    Photo: Oranges, VISIT FLORIDA

    Thursday - Sunday, Dec 5-8, 2013

    Art Miami
    Enjoy Art Miami! At the nexus of North America and Latin America, this Art Miami show presents premier artwork from across the globe. Every Makers & Shapers Symposium attendee will receive a VIP pass to Art Miami!

    Art Miami is the leading international contemporary and modern art fair that takes place in Miami's Midtown Wynwood Arts District each December during Art Week. In addition it is one of the most important annual contemporary art events in the United States attracting more than 65,000 motivated collectors, curators, museum professionals and art enthusiasts from around the globe. Entering its 24th year Art Miami remains committed to showcasing the most important artworks of the 20th and 21st centuries in collaboration with a selection of the world’s most respected galleries.

    Learn more about Art Miami events

    Learn more about Art Basel events
    Photo: Image courtesy of Ines Hegedus – Garcia on

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    Symposium programming is subject to change, please check back often for updates.

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