COCKTAIL CONVERSATIONS: Maggie Cavallo & Kate Farrington
April 10, 2018

April 9, 2018

Cocktail Conversations: Kate Farrington and Maggie Cavallo
Tuesday, April 10
5-6 p.m. at 248 Cabot Street, Room B208
Enjoy a glass of wine and join the conversation between Montserrat Humanities instructor Kate Farrington and independent curator and educator Maggie Cavallo, who will be discussing social practice artwork and how it invites participation, fosters relationships, and enhances learning. They will begin their conversation with a debate about Thomas Hirschorn’s Gramsci Monument, an outdoor sculptural installation and performance space built in the Bronx in 2013 that shares much in common with The Beast.

Maggie Cavallo is a curator and educator of contemporary art whose practice is socially engaged. She-manages CASTLEDRONE, a curatorial project, gallery and studio in Hyde Park, MA and runs Alter Projects, a platform that fosters artistic infrastructure through custom arts programming and consultation for artists, organizations and the private sector. She is a visiting lecturer at area institutions who holds an Ed.M in Arts in Education from Harvard University.

Kate Farrington teaches Liberal Arts courses at Montserrat, including a recent seminar designed around John Preus’s The Beast: Herd Mentality. She holds Master’s degrees in both history and fine arts and has exhibited her artwork regionally. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts where she is writing her dissertation on the topic of “place.”