NCECA 2014, 48TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Material World, NCECA’s 48th Annual Conference in Milwaukee, WI in 2014, will be dedicated to the investigation of the complex ways that materials acquire meaning through the things that we make and those that surround us in our daily lives. Exhibitions and programs will expand on traditional definitions of fine and decorative arts, craft and design in the context of the 21st century. The material world has the ability to cause an interruption in our presumed understanding of something, as it is literally impossible to ignore. The weight of a cup, the thin layers of glaze on a surface and the weight of sculpture all mediate a relationship between the object and viewer. While we make things, things have the ability to make us as well, influencing our understanding of place, time and culture. Thematically, Material World will explore the moment when an object stands out against the backdrop of the world in which it exists and is able to be seen and understood in surprising and new ways.
in Milwaukee, WI
|Registration Type||NCECA Member Early-Bird Fee||Non-Member Early-Bird Fee||NCECA Member Advanced Fee||Non-Member Advanced Fee|
|* Ends January 31, 2014 midnight EST||* Ends February 28, 2014 midnight EST|
|Standard 4-Day Pass||$195||$260||$245||$315|
|Student 4-Day Pass||$145||$185||$190||$225|
|Transitional 4-Day Pass||$160||$215||$205||$255|
|Wednesday Day Pass||$25||$25||$25||$25|
|Thursday Day Pass||$115||$145||$125||$145|
|Friday Day Pass||$115||$145||$125||$145|
|Saturday Day Pass||$32||$68||$68||$68|
|Day Pass Grades K-8 (10 student max per paying adult)||$5||$5||$5||$5|
|Day Pass Grades 9-12(10 student max per paying adult<||$15||$15||$15||$15|
Yamaguchi, Soul Manufacturing Corporation and A Potter Named Dave.
The Need for Blackness Within Contemporary Ceramics
Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates has developed an expanded practice that includes space development, object making, performance and critical engagement with many publics. Gates founded the non-profit Rebuild Foundation and is currently Director of Arts and Public Life at the University of Chicago.
Chris Staley [m], Brooke Davis Anderson, Theaster Gates,
Erica Rosenfeld Halverson, and Bill Strickland
Handle as Bridge: Creativity, Learning and Purpose
Leslie & The Lys Live: Dance Blaster 1,000