Two art-world luminaries discuss creativity with the President of CalArts.
CalArts President Steven D. Lavine’s ongoing investigation of the role of creativity in contemporary culture continues with this lively discussion exploring the intersections of art and entrepreneurship. For this evening, Lavine is joined by two visionary and influential figures in the world of contemporary art: Michael Chow and Jeffrey Deitch. After studying architecture and painting, Michael Chow became a central figure in the London art scene in the 1960s, went on to build a international profile at the intersection of art, fashion and business, and today concentrates on painting. Jeffrey Deitch is the founder of Deitch Projects, and has served as a gallerist, curator and as the director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA). This discussion explores the application of creative work in a variety of sectors, an approach reflected in each of the speaker’s wide-range of successful endeavors.