Unscripted Bal Harbour Art Chat
The Economics of Public Art
Christine Y. Kim in conversation with Michael Spring
Thursday, July 11 – 7 p.m. at ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa
Christine Y. Kim, Associate curator of the Contemporary Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and curator of Art Public, Art Basel Miami Beach in 2011 and 2012; and Michael Spring, director of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs discuss their partnerships, and how they have ensured the economic viability and sustainability of their projects.
Christine Y. Kim is has been Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at LACMA since 2009 and organized several exhibitions and projects, including Teresa Margolles, an outdoor sculpture project in collaboration with the Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND) a non-profit organization for public art which she co-founded in 2009. Other projects include Art Public 2011 and Art Public 2012 in MiamiBeach, for Art Basel Miami Beach.
Prior to her post at LACMA, Kim was Associate Curator at The Studio Museum in Harlem in New York, where worked from 2000 to 2008, where she organized numerous solo and group exhibitions such as Flow (2008), Meschac Gaba: Tresses (2005), and Black Belt (2003), Frequency (2005) and Freestyle (2001).
Michael Spring serves as director of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, where he is responsible for supervision of a public arts agency with an annual budget of more than $30 million and a staff of 51. He represents the Department on numerous cultural and civic organizations including service as Secretary of the board of directors of Americans for the Arts, a founding board member and officer of Americans for the Arts Action Fund, member and past President of the United States Urban Arts Federation, chairman of the board of the Florida Cultural Alliance, chairman of the 5-county regional arts alliance, the South Florida Cultural Consortium, director of the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council and member of the board of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.