In the mediation process, a trained professional acts as a neutral third party to try and help two or more parties to solve a dispute. The mediator’s job is to listen objectively, to suggest solutions, prevent acrimony and create a context for constructive negotiation until a binding agreement can be achieved. Mediation can be used to address a broad range of problems including domestic conflicts, professional, community and family issues.
The mediators who have agreed to participate in this project are trained professional mediators working in the Bay Area.  With the assistance of Community Boards, San Francisco’s non-profit community resolution center, Kadist Art Foundation will also arrange free follow-up appointments with mediators for any participants whose dispute takes more than one session to resolve.For further info please email conflictmanagementkadist@gmail.com

In the mediation process, a trained professional acts as a neutral third party to try and help two or more parties to solve a dispute. The mediator’s job is to listen objectively, to suggest solutions, prevent acrimony and create a context for constructive negotiation until a binding agreement can be achieved. Mediation can be used to address a broad range of problems including domestic conflicts, professional, community and family issues.


The mediators who have agreed to participate in this project are trained professional mediators working in the Bay Area.  With the assistance of Community Boards, San Francisco’s non-profit community resolution center, Kadist Art Foundation will also arrange free follow-up appointments with mediators for any participants whose dispute takes more than one session to resolve.

For further info please email conflictmanagementkadist@gmail.com

Conflict Management (Karlsruhe) as installed in Stephansplatz, Karlsruhe (2005) as part of the exhibition ‘Critical Societies’, at the Badischer Kunstverein. Photo: Thorsten Hallscheidt
Artist to Create Temporary “Peace Zone” in Downtown San Francisco
Carey Young - Conflict ManagementMay 12th 2012, 10am – 6pmHallidie Plaza, San Francisco (junction of Powell and Market Streets)
Internationally acclaimed artist Carey Young will offer free professional mediation service for any two or more parties who have a dispute – personal or professional – to resolve. 
“Conflict Management” is presented by Kadist Art Foundation in San Francisco as part of the exhibition “Living as Form (The Nomadic Version).” It will give the public the chance to use free mediation services while also participating in an artwork that explores conflict resolution and places a powerful corporate tool in the hands of individuals. This is the first time “Conflict Management” has been staged in the U.S. 
In the mediation process, a trained professional acts as a neutral third party to try and help two or more parties to solve a dispute. The mediator’s job is to listen objectively, to suggest solutions, prevent acrimony and create a context for constructive negotiation until a binding agreement can be achieved. Mediation can be used to address a broad range of problems including domestic conflicts, professional, community and family issues. 
The project is open to anyone who wishes to resolve a conflict for free, without the financial and emotional strain litigation can entail. Interested people should come to Hallidie Plaza, along with the party (or parties) with whom they are in dispute. The mediators who have agreed to participate in this project are trained professional mediators working in the Bay Area.  With the assistance of Community Boards, San Francisco’s non-profit community resolution center, Kadist Art Foundation will also arrange free follow-up appointments with mediators for any participants whose dispute takes more than one session to resolve.
London-based artist Carey Young makes artworks in a wide range of media including participative performance, photography and video. Her works examine a world of increasing corporate and legal power and have been exhibited at leading museums such as Tate Britain (London), Walker Art Center (Minneapolis) and the New Museum (New York). She said “On a symbolic level, this project acts as a ‘peace zone’ that is gone all too soon. There is something not only utopian but also poetic in offering a fleeting vision of peace – it will hopefully give a vision of ‘what could be’ before disappearing again, like a mirage in the desert.” She continues, “The fact it is staged in a marketplace reminds us of the increasing commercialization of every aspect of human life.”
ABOUT CAREY YOUNG: Carey Young is a British-American artist based in London, England. Her works often explore the collapsing categories between culture, commerce and the legal field, and have often featured training processes and tools from the worlds of business and law. Young has exhibited at many prominent galleries including MoMA PS1 (New York, the New Museum (New York), Paula Cooper Gallery, (New York), the Whitechapel Gallery (London) and Tate Britain (London). Her work will be included in the upcoming San Francisco exhibition “Stage Presence: Theatricality in Art and Media,” opening July 7 at SFMOMA. More info at www.careyyoung.com

Conflict Management (Karlsruhe) as installed in Stephansplatz, Karlsruhe (2005) as part of the exhibition ‘Critical Societies’, at the Badischer Kunstverein. Photo: Thorsten Hallscheidt

Artist to Create Temporary “Peace Zone” in Downtown San Francisco

Carey Young - Conflict Management
May 12th 2012, 10am – 6pm
Hallidie Plaza, San Francisco (junction of Powell and Market Streets)

Internationally acclaimed artist Carey Young will offer free professional mediation service for any two or more parties who have a dispute – personal or professional – to resolve.

“Conflict Management” is presented by Kadist Art Foundation in San Francisco as part of the exhibition “Living as Form (The Nomadic Version).” It will give the public the chance to use free mediation services while also participating in an artwork that explores conflict resolution and places a powerful corporate tool in the hands of individuals. This is the first time “Conflict Management” has been staged in the U.S.

In the mediation process, a trained professional acts as a neutral third party to try and help two or more parties to solve a dispute. The mediator’s job is to listen objectively, to suggest solutions, prevent acrimony and create a context for constructive negotiation until a binding agreement can be achieved. Mediation can be used to address a broad range of problems including domestic conflicts, professional, community and family issues.

The project is open to anyone who wishes to resolve a conflict for free, without the financial and emotional strain litigation can entail. Interested people should come to Hallidie Plaza, along with the party (or parties) with whom they are in dispute. The mediators who have agreed to participate in this project are trained professional mediators working in the Bay Area.  With the assistance of Community Boards, San Francisco’s non-profit community resolution center, Kadist Art Foundation will also arrange free follow-up appointments with mediators for any participants whose dispute takes more than one session to resolve.

London-based artist Carey Young makes artworks in a wide range of media including participative performance, photography and video. Her works examine a world of increasing corporate and legal power and have been exhibited at leading museums such as Tate Britain (London), Walker Art Center (Minneapolis) and the New Museum (New York). She said “On a symbolic level, this project acts as a ‘peace zone’ that is gone all too soon. There is something not only utopian but also poetic in offering a fleeting vision of peace – it will hopefully give a vision of ‘what could be’ before disappearing again, like a mirage in the desert.” She continues, “The fact it is staged in a marketplace reminds us of the increasing commercialization of every aspect of human life.”

ABOUT CAREY YOUNG: Carey Young is a British-American artist based in London, England. Her works often explore the collapsing categories between culture, commerce and the legal field, and have often featured training processes and tools from the worlds of business and law. Young has exhibited at many prominent galleries including MoMA PS1 (New York, the New Museum (New York), Paula Cooper Gallery, (New York), the Whitechapel Gallery (London) and Tate Britain (London). Her work will be included in the upcoming San Francisco exhibition “Stage Presence: Theatricality in Art and Media,” opening July 7 at SFMOMA. More info at www.careyyoung.com

"On one level I started by saying that this is kind of an art project because that helped me dupe myself into deeply investing. Because I know how to deeply invest in my studio practice. I know how to work sleepless nights to do a thing for my art practice; I don’t know how to do that for the real world."

Theaster Gates interviewed on “Dorchester Project,” a community-driven process of place making and neighborhood transformation, in a new video produced by Kadist.

Screening in “Living as Form (The Nomadic Version)”:
Wednesday 5/2/2012 noon-7pm
Saturday 5/5/2012 noon-5pm
Wednesday 5/9/2012 noon-7pm
Saturday 5/12/2012 noon-5pm

Chris Johnson, Amanda Eicher, and Richmond teens discuss works about discussions

For “The Roof is on Fire” (1994), two hundred and twenty high school students in Oakland sat in parked cars on a rooftop garage and talked to each other about violence, sex, gender, family, and race for an afternoon. Organized by Suzanne Lacy, Chris Johnson, and TEAM (a group of teens, educators, artists, and media workers), the event was designed as a positive media spectacle and continues to be widely discussed and exhibited as a seminal work of new genre public art. The local KRON news team produced a documentary about the event, which will be screened at Kadist as part of the exhibition “Living as Form (The Nomadic Version)” from April 21-28.

On the afternoon of the 21st, Chris Johnson will join us to talk about “The Roof is on Fire” and his more recent collaboration with Hank Willis Thomas, “Question Bridge: Black Males,” on view at the Oakland Museum of California through July 8.
http://questionbridge.com/

Johnson will be joined in conversation by artist and educator Amanda Eicher. Eicher, in turn, will bring a group of teens from Richmond, California who will respond to their experiences with both “The Roof is on Fire” and “Question Bridge.” http://metapuentes.wordpress.com/metapuentes-an-art-and-community-partnership/

Discussion will begin at 3pm on April 21st.
Screenings of “The Roof is on Fire” documentary:
April 21st at 12, 1, and 2pm
April 25th at 12, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6pm
April 28th at 12, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5pm

Fernando García-Dory, A World Gathering of Nomadic Peoples (2005-2007)

After working with shepherds’ communities in the Spanish Pyranees to establish A Shepards School (2004), among other cooperative endeavors, Fernando García-Dory became aware of the existence of national and continental networks of mobile pastoralists. In 2007 the artist organized a world gathering of nomadic and transhumant pastoralists, which brought together three hundred representatives from forty-four different countries in Segovia, Spain in 2007. In twenty-five different languages, participants from the peaks of the Hindu Kush, the Sahel, the Andes and the Mongolian steppes, the wetlands of Tamil Nadu and the deserts of Jordan had the opportunity to speak of their similar issues, joys, and journeys. As a result of this gathering, the movement established a global organization, the World Alliance of Mobile Indigenous Pastoralists (WAMIP), currently registered in Switzerland, which joins together grassroots organizations, tribes and pastoralist communities from around the world.

http://www.fernandogarciadory.com/index.php?/projects/world-gathering-of-nomadic-peoples/

Fernando García-Dory talks about “A World Gathering of Nomadic Peoples” (2005-2007) in a video interview produced by Kadist Art Foundation for Living as Form (The Nomadic Version).
Video will be on view:
April 7, 12-5pm
April 11, 12-7pm
April 14, 12-5pm
April 18, 12-7pm

This has been a busy week for Kadist SF, culminating in tonight’s event. In conjunction with our presentation of Living as Form (The Nomadic Version), Nato Thompson, the show’s curator, will be speaking with Larry Bogad tonight from 5 to 8. 
 This iteration of Living As Form (The Nomadic Version) is co-organized by Creative Time and Independent Curators International (ICI), and assembled in collaboration with Kadist Art Foundation in San Francisco.

This has been a busy week for Kadist SF, culminating in tonight’s event. In conjunction with our presentation of Living as Form (The Nomadic Version), Nato Thompson, the show’s curator, will be speaking with Larry Bogad tonight from 5 to 8.


This iteration of Living As Form (The Nomadic Version) is co-organized by Creative Time and Independent Curators International (ICI), and assembled in collaboration with Kadist Art Foundation in San Francisco.

Nato Thompson’s talk entitled “Socially Engaged Art Outside the Bounds of an Artistic Discipline” from the programming in conjunction with the Living as Form exhibition.

Interview with Ai Weiwei

As part of Kadist’s presentation of Living as Form, we’re screening Ai Weiwei’s “Fairytale: 1001 Chinese Visitors”. Here’s an interview from ARTZINE discussing the piece:

"Each participant is a single person, and that’s why our logo is 1=1000 — that means that in this project 1001 is not represented by one project, but by 1001 projects, as each individual will have his or her own independent experience."

Read the full piece here: http://www.artzinechina.com/display_vol_aid499_en.html

Screening times:
Saturday 3/24: 12:30-3pm and 3:15-5:45pm
Wednesday 3/28: 1-3:30pm and 4-6:30pm
Saturday 3/31: 11:30-2pm and 2-4:30pm
Wednesday 4/4: 1-3:30pm and 4-6:30pm

Nato Thompson in conversation with Larry Bogad

Nato Thompson is chief curator at Creative Time, and organizer of the Living as Form exhibition. On March 31st, he’ll speak with author and activist Larry Bogad, director of the west coast branch of the Center for Artistic Activism.


The talk will be at 3289 20th Street, San Francisco, CA from 5 to 8 PM.

Read Nato Thompson’s curatorial statement about the show here.

Kadist is presenting a San Francisco iteration of the Living As Form Exhibition, a wide-ranging survey of socially engaged projects. The exhibition will be up, with rotating selections and events programming, through May 12.Independent curator Christina Linden, who has organized the show’s presentation at Kadist, created a Kapsul of selections from the archive assembled for the show. It features photographs and descriptions of some great projects, including Darren O’Donnell’s 2006 “Haircuts By Children”, pictured above. Click through to see the rest of the Kapsul.

This iteration of Living As Form (The Nomadic Version) is co-organized by Creative Time and Independent Curators International (ICI), and assembled in collaboration with Kadist Art Foundation in San Francisco.

Kadist is presenting a San Francisco iteration of the Living As Form Exhibition, a wide-ranging survey of socially engaged projects. The exhibition will be up, with rotating selections and events programming, through May 12.

Independent curator Christina Linden, who has organized the show’s presentation at Kadist, created a Kapsul of selections from the archive assembled for the show. It features photographs and descriptions of some great projects, including Darren O’Donnell’s 2006 “Haircuts By Children”, pictured above. Click through to see the rest of the Kapsul.



This iteration of Living As Form (The Nomadic Version) is co-organized by Creative Time and Independent Curators International (ICI), and assembled in collaboration with Kadist Art Foundation in San Francisco.

This 2.5 hour film documents Ai Weiwei’s “Fairytale: 1001 Chinese Visitors.” Presented as part of the Documenta 12 in 2007 the project brought 1001 Chinese tourists to the exhibition in Kassel, Germany. Advertising the process through his blog, Ai chose his participants our of a pool of 3,000 applications submitted over a three-day period, prioritizing those who would have been unable to travel—internationally or within China—otherwise. Participants, ranging in age from two to seventy years old, included laid-off workers, farmers, street vendors, minority people, students, rock singers, and white-collar workers. Amongst these tourists were women from a minority farming village in Guanxi Province who entered into the civil record for the first time by applying for their travel documentation. Separated into five groups of two hundred, Ai flew these participants to Kassel for a period of one week per group between June 12 and July 9, 2007. Screenings times: Saturday 3/24: 12:30-3pm and 3:15-5:45pm Wednesday 3/28: 1-3:30pm and 4-6:30pm Saturday 3/31: 11:30-2pm and 2-4:30pm Wednesday 4/4: 1-3:30pm and 4-6:30pm

This 2.5 hour film documents Ai Weiwei’s “Fairytale: 1001 Chinese Visitors.” Presented as part of the Documenta 12 in 2007 the project brought 1001 Chinese tourists to the exhibition in Kassel, Germany. Advertising the process through his blog, Ai chose his participants our of a pool of 3,000 applications submitted over a three-day period, prioritizing those who would have been unable to travel—internationally or within China—otherwise. Participants, ranging in age from two to seventy years old, included laid-off workers, farmers, street vendors, minority people, students, rock singers, and white-collar workers. Amongst these tourists were women from a minority farming village in Guanxi Province who entered into the civil record for the first time by applying for their travel documentation. Separated into five groups of two hundred, Ai flew these participants to Kassel for a period of one week per group between June 12 and July 9, 2007.

Screenings times:
Saturday 3/24: 12:30-3pm and 3:15-5:45pm
Wednesday 3/28: 1-3:30pm and 4-6:30pm
Saturday 3/31: 11:30-2pm and 2-4:30pm
Wednesday 4/4: 1-3:30pm and 4-6:30pm

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