Forum for Transnational Collaboration in the Visual Arts

 

November 17th-18th 2017,  McLaren Conference Center, University of San Francisco

Open to the public

 

This event seeks to serve as an incubator for transnational collaboration among arts professionals who have worked in cities around the world. It is important to develop locations for intercultural communication and collaboration across national borders in order to understands the shifting environment the art world is facing. Alternative geographies result from new cultural and economic patterns fostered by globalization. These constellations lead to unprecedented networks of engagement and participation that this forum hopes to capitalize on and to make visible.

 

  Dhaka Art Summit, 2014 Photo: John Zarobell

Dhaka Art Summit, 2014 Photo: John Zarobell

“The goal of this symposium is to have a conversation on transnational collaboration in an era of travel bans and fierce nationalism breaking out around the world. Globalization has created problems for many populations here and elsewhere but it has also generated opportunities for greater integration of cultures and markets than ever before. ”
— John Zarobell, symposium convener
  Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco. Photo: John Zarobell

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco. Photo: John Zarobell