Terry Smith in Conversation with Mary Jane Jacob Sunday, November 18, 2012 1pm The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611 This is the fourth in a series of conversations with Terry Smith and prominent curators, during which they will discuss his new publication, Thinking Contemporary Curating and other relevant topics in curating today. Smith speaks with Mary Jane Jacob, Executive Director of Exhibitions at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Thinking Contemporary Curating is the first book to offer an in-depth analysis of the volatile territory of international curatorial practice and the thinkingor insightthat underpins it. In five essays, renowned art historian and critic Terry Smith describes how today curators take on roles far beyond exhibition making, to include reimagining museums; writing the history of curating; creating discursive platforms and undertaking social or political activism, as well as rethinking spectatorship. Thinking Contemporary Curating is the first in a new series titled Perspectives in Curating developed by ICI to provide sustained analysis on topics that are pressing for curators now.