Panel / “Life between Borders,” with Melissa Chiu, Sebastien Sanz de Santamaria, Niels van Tomme, Steven Rand, and Heather Felty

Date: Saturday, 12 April 2014, 4–6 pm
Location: Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn (map and directions here)
FREE. No RSVP necessary
Organized by apexart

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Please join us for a panel organized by apexart to celebrate the publication of its latest book Life between Borders: The Nomadic Life of Curators and Artists.

Arts professionals and artists have become increasingly peripatetic, moving so readily and freely around the world that it has become normal practice to travel to new countries for a temporary opportunity. In what ways are identity, and satisfaction, increasingly bound up with these new forms of mobility? And what are the consequences of such frequent travel and relocation for their sense of cultural identity? Addressing these issues, the panel will feature Melissa Chiu, director of the Asia Society Museum, Sebastien Sanz de Santamaria, co-founder of Residency Unlimited, and Niels Van Tomme, curator and writer, and will be moderated by Steven Rand and Heather Felty, apexart’s executive director and media director, respectively.

For more information on the book—which offers ten new essays on nomadism by Melissa Chiu, Gitanjali Dang, Jimmie Durham, Mahita El Bacha Urieta, Mekbib Gemeda, Pascal Gielen, Lamia Joriege, Sebastien Sanz de Santamaria, Niels Van Tomme, and Yannis Ziogas—visit

A non-profit arts organization in Lower Manhattan, apexart was conceived to offer opportunities to independent curators and emerging and established artists, as well as to challenge ideas about art, its practice and curation. This mission is realized through exhibitions, an international residency, a book publishing initiative, and public programs and events. Previous apexart publications include Playing by the Rules: Alternative Thinking/Alternative Spaces (2010); Cautionary Tales: Critical Curating (2007); and On Cultural Influence (2006). The organization’s next book will address residency programs.

Beer for this event has been lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery.
Cabinet is published by Immaterial Incorporated, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Cabinet receives generous support from the Lambent Foundation, the Orphiflamme Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Opaline Fund, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Danielson Foundation, the Katchadourian Family Foundation, The Edward C. Wilson and Hesu Coue Wilson Family Fund, and many individuals. All our events are free, the entire content of our many sold-out issues are on our site for free, and we offer our magazine and books at prices that are considerably below cost. Please consider supporting our work by making a tax-deductible donation by visiting here. Thank you for your consideration.