ASAP/7

ASAP/7

ASAP/7 Conference Logo

September 24–27, 2015

Hosted by Clemson University
at the Hyatt Regency in Greenville, S.C.

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ASAP/7: ARTS & THE PUBLIC is the seventh annual meeting of the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present (ASAP). This year’s conference, hosted by Clemson University in Greenville, SC, is the largest ASAP gathering to date, with some 300 scholars and artists participating. We’re delighted to have you all here for ASAP/7!

From parks, schools and museums to monuments, performances and protests, the public encompasses less a specific domain than a varying set of political institutions, community spaces, and cultural objects. Whether construed as virtual or bureaucratic, as utopian or ecological, the public can be both a catalyst for artistic production and an object of cultural critique. We envision this conference as an opportunity for participants to think inventively about the intersections between and among the public, its manifestations and conceptualizations, and the visual, literary, performing, musical and media arts of the present. 

Conference Overview

Wednesday, September 23

6:30 p.m. ASAP Planning Workshop and Dinner — Crepe Myrtle

Thursday, September 24

10:00-5:00 p.m. Registration — Meeting Planner Office
10:00-5:00 p.m. Book Exhibit/The Scholar’s Choice & JHUP — Prefunction Space
12:00-1:30 p.m. Panel Session I
1:45-3:15 p.m. Panel Session II
3:30-5:00 p.m. Panel Session III
5:30-6:30 p.m. The True Art of Bridge Design: Plenary Dialogue with Miguel Rosales and Knox White; Respondent, David Franco — Regency DE
6:30-7:00 p.m. Walk/Shuttle to Liberty Bridge — Falls Park on the Reedy
7:00-8:30 p.m. Reception — Wyche Pavilion, 200 South Main St.

 Friday, September 25

8:00-8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast — Prefunction Space
8:00-5:00 p.m. Registration — Meeting Planner Office
8:00-5:00 p.m. Book Exhibit/The Scholar’s Choice & JHUP — Prefunction Space
8:30-10:00 a.m. Panel Session IV
10:15-11:45 a.m. Panel Session V
12:00-1:00 p.m. Members’ Lunch — Regency AB
1:15-2:45 p.m. Panel Session VI
3:00-4:30 p.m. Panel Session VII
5:00-6:00 p.m. Aesthetics, One Step at a Time: Plenary Address by Doris Sommer — Regency DE
6:00-7:30 p.m. Reception — Regency AB
7:00-8:30 p.m. Film Screening: Old South-a documentary Skype Q&A with Director Danielle Beverly at 8:00 pm — Regency DE

Saturday, September 26

8:00-8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast — Prefunction Space
8:00-5:00 p.m. Registration — Meeting Planner Office
8:00-5:00 p.m. Book Exhibit/The Scholar’s Choice & JHUP — Prefunction Space
8:30-10:00 a.m. Panel Session VIII
10:15-11:45 a.m. Panel Session IX
12:00-1:00 p.m. Break
1:15-2:45 p.m. Panel Session X
3:00-4:30 p.m. Panel Session XI
5:00-6:00 p.m. The End of carrying All: Plenary Address by Wangechi Mutu — Clemson ONE, 1 North Main St.
6:00-7:30 p.m. Reception — Clemson ONE, 1 North Main St.

Sunday, September 27

8:30-10:00 a.m. Conference Breakfast — Regency DH

Bridge logo and its development courtesy of Rosales + Partners.