Sunday, September 24, 2023
3 Beekman Street
Beacon, New York
Free with museum admission. Seating is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Fieldwork provides participants in Dia’s youth and young-adult programs with the opportunity to expand and deepen their relationship to Dia sites through the development and implementation of their own original ideas, from the proposal to the actualization of self-designed projects.
The 2023 Fieldwork sites include Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty (1970) and Nancy Holt’s Sun Tunnels (1973–76). A committee comprised of Dia, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, and the Great Salt Lake Institute staff members selected four participants to travel to Utah to conduct experiential research and carry out their projects.
Fieldwork participants will share their experience and findings in a panel conversation moderated by Curator Jordan Carter. Following the conversation, visitors are invited to the Learning Lab for a reception and to engage with the teens’ work and process directly.
Jordan Carter is a curator at Dia Art Foundation. He oversees Dia’s partnerships and sites in Utah.
Dia Teens is an intensive program that elevates the voices, ideas, and contributions of youth at Dia, while emphasizing collective agency, critical thinking, and choice. In collaboration with an artist mentor, this program invites flexible thinkers to make ambitious ideas actionable. Dia Teens is a free, year-round program with cohorts based at Dia Beacon and Dia Chelsea.