University of California
Berkeley, California 94720

For the past 14 years, Anne Pasternak has led Creative Time, a New York City arts organization that builds its programming around unconventional opportunities for artists to activate and engage urban spaces resulting in surprising public art experiences.

Pasternak will share the values and strategies that have guided Creative Time's work over the past three decades and recent trends in public art practice that include reflections on the 'spectacular' such as Christo & Jean Claude's "The Gates" to more discrete projects like Vik Muniz's "Clouds".


Anne Pasternak, the President and Artistic Director of Creative Time, joined the organization in the fall of 1994. Creative Time has been commissioning and presenting innovative art in New York City since 1972, introducing millions of people every year to contemporary art while making sure it plays an active role in public life.

Under Pasternak's direction, renowned projects range from exhibitions and performances in the historic Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage, sculptural installations in Grand Central Station's Vanderbilt Hall, sign paintings in Coney Island and skywriting over Manhattan to the Tribute in Light, the twin beacons of light that illuminated the former World Trade Center site six months after 9/11. Pasternak has been committed to initiating projects that give artists opportunities to innovate their practice, preserve public space as a place of creative expression, and respond to timely issues. Over the past decade, she has worked closely with such artists as Doug Aitken, Laurie Anderson, David Byrne, Jenny Holzer, Gary Hume, Vik Muniz, Takashi Murakami, Shirin Neshat, Steve Powers, Cai Guo Qiang, and many many more.


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