Creative Interventions and Social Activation
Executive Director, FOR-SITE Foundation and Curator of “@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz”
Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium
November 3, 2014, 7:30-9:00pm
The David Brower Center, Berkeley CA
Lectures are free and open to the public.
Cheryl Haines is Principal and Director of Haines Gallery and Founding Executive Director of the FOR-SITE Foundation, both located in San Francisco. Through her Directorial roles at Haines Gallery and the FOR-SITE Foundation, Haines has for over 25 years developed exhibitions and site-specific public programming that has advanced discourse on ‘Art About Place’. Haines’ dynamic curatorial stance presents challenging and provocative exhibitions by artists working across a wide range of media who explore cultural and environmental issues. Over time, this position has expanded to include producing public, site-specific commissions on a national scale. Selected notable Bay Area projects include the installation of large-scale works by both James Turrell and Andy Goldsworthy at the de Young Museum, landscape interventions by Andy Goldsworthy in the Presidio, including Spire (2008),Wood Line (2010-2011) and Tree Fall (2013), and most recently @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz, in which the internationally renowned Chinese artist and political dissident created sculpture, sound and mixed-media installations for the infamous former prison.