Nashville Cultural Arts Project and Seed Space present an Insight? Outta Site! talk with critic/curator Amy Mackie, 4-5 pm Saturday Oct. 26th, at the Hassenfeld Library Classroom. Designed to ignite creativity and discussion about contemporary art and social engagement, the Insight? Outta Site! forum consists of Q and A style talks led by the audience and moderated by Adrienne Outlaw. Mackie will talk about her recent curatorial projects in Norway and her current work with alternative spaces in New Orleans.
Amy Mackie is a nomadic curator and writer based in New Orleans. She is also co-director of PARSE. She curated numerous exhibitions as the director of visual arts at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans from 2011 to 2012 and as the curatorial associate at the New Museum in New York from 2007 to 2010. Mackie was the recipient of a 2013 Curatorial Fellowship from the Stavanger Municipality Culture Department in Norway, a 2010 Research Fellowship at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, England, and a 2009 CEC Artslink Grant to produce a project in Sofia, Bulgaria. She has lectured at Bard College, Brooklyn College, the College of Charleston, and Yale University, and has written for Art in America, Art Papers, FANTOM Photographic Quarterly, Pelican Bomb, Universes in Universe, and numerous exhibition catalogs and publications. She is currently organizing “It Could Go Either Way: Mariam Ghani + Erin Ellen Kelly,” which will be presented at Rogaland Kunstsenter in 2014. She is also working on a book that traces the evolution of the artist-run spaces and alternative arts organizations and publications in New Orleans from 2005 to the present. Mackie holds an M.A. in curatorial studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College and a B.A. in liberal arts from Sarah Lawrence College.
Playing on the success of NCAP’s Outta Site! series, which brought internationally prominent artists, architects, and urban planners to Nashville, Insight? Outta Site! redefines the traditional lecture model. Rather than bring in speakers to simply give a speech and leave, Insight? Outta Site! facilitates interaction between invited speakers and the local community. We thank MNAC and TAC for their financial support.