Torchia Panelist on ‘Curating and Risk,’ March 13

By Purnell T. Cropper | February 23, 2010

Richard Torchia, Director of the Arcadia University Art Gallery, is a featured panelist on “Curating and Risk: A Day of Conversations,” March 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Moore College of Art & Design. “Curating and Risk” is the fifth in a series of public conversations about issues and ideas in contemporary curatorial practice.

The distinguished panelists will examine multiple ways in which curatorial activities can interrogate and engage risk. “In this time of insecurities, rather than turning toward safety, what is a risky project/idea—financial, political, artistic, intellectual, aesthetic, moral, organizational, conceptual, administrative—for curators and artists? Is there creative release in the pleasure of ideas when risk is embraced rather than avoided? How do you access the successes and failures of risky projects? Or has risk become simply trendy? What is really at stake? And for whom?”asks the Moore Web site. Admission is free and open to the public. Pre-registration via e-mail is requested. For more information and to R.S.V.P. to 215-965-4027 or