Relevant Content II: A panel presentation and discussion on design
Led by Joshua Hauth with Eva Bochem-Shur, Erik Freer, and Simon Wu
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Relevant Content is a series of workshops for artists, curators, and designers that challenges participants’ understanding of the role of design in the development of artistic narrative. From individual to institutional levels of engagement, we will examine how design works in an art context. Drawing a relationship between the forms of art and design in contemporary production settings, participants will gain new perspectives on design thinking in a collaborative community context.
For the second event in the Relevant Content series, moderator Joshua Hauth will meet with Eva Bochem-Shur, Erik Freer, and Simon Wu to discuss spatial and contextual thinking, documentation and editing, professional presentation, and the convergence of design and artistic practices. Panelist portfolio and process presentations will be followed by a Q&A and discussion with the audience.
Joshua Hauth is a graphic designer and art director focused on the production of identity systems, digital communications, print media, and spatial experiences. He has previously partnered with agencies and institutions on collaborations at the intersection of business strategy and brand development. He currently works as a commercial art director in digital marketing and lives in NYC.
Eva Bochem-Shur is a born and bred New Yorker who attended Parsons, receiving her BFA in Communication Design in 2012. Her focus as a graphic designer and art director is on identity systems, print media, and spatial experiences for clients ranging from arts organizations to startups. She worked for three years at the MoMA Design Studio, where she contributed to numerous award-winning exhibition identities and advertising campaigns recognized by Communication Arts, HOW, and Type Director's Club. She is currently working at Studio Paradise.
Erik Freer’s creative practice encompasses art, design, and writing. He works as an educator and design director. He is based in New York City.
Simon Wu is a New York-based curator and graphic designer involved in collaborative art production and research. He is currently a Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program and serves as the Program Coordinator for the Racial Imaginary Institute. He was named the 2018 Van Lier Fellow in Visual Arts Curation by the Asian American Arts Alliance and was previously a 2017-18 Public Programs Fellow at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. He received a B.A. from Princeton University in 2017.
PREVIOUS EVENTS IN THE RELEVANT CONTENT SERIES:
Relevant Content: A workshop on design thinking for artists + curators
Led by Joshua Hauth with Eva Bochem-Shur
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
Relevant Content: A brief (and biased) history of typography, scheduled for March 16, 2019, has been canceled due to extenuating circumstances.