Laura Raicovich, deputy director of Dia Art Foundation for the last ten years, has been appointed Creative Time’s director of global initiatives. A non-profit based in New York, Creative Time has branched out in recent years, taking its mission of commissioning, producing and presenting public art to cities across the United States and the world at large.
In her new post, Raicovich will help to expand the organization’s international influence through three distinct branches of programming. With global residencies, artists have the opportunity to travel and explore the world around them as they work. At the annual Summit conference, where Raicovich will work closely with chief curator Nato Thompson, artists and experts come together to discuss politically engaged art. The themes that arise from Creative Time’s varied initiatives will be addressed in a broader context on an expanded website with social media channels.
When A.i.A. spoke with Raicovich, who will take up her new post in January, she expressed excitement for her new position. “When Anne Pasternak [Creative Time’s president and artistic director] came to me with the idea, it just captured the imagination. I couldn’t stop thinking about the many ways we could think about contemporary art practice and serve artists.”