Qui n’a argent en bourse, ait du moins du miel en bouche.

Kristan Kennedy, PICA’s Visual Art Curator will return from a cultural expedition to France; 48 hours later, she tells us what she has seen and learned abroad. A guest of the French Embassy of San Francisco/New York and CULTURESFRANCE, Kennedy will be delivered to the doors of the new Centre Pompidou, METZ, Palais de Tokyo and other Contemporary Art spaces in Paris and, finally, to the Musee d’Art Moderne et Contemporaine de Strasbourg. What will she see? What will she not see? How do you access the art underground when you barely scratch the surface? Four days, three cities, train trips, bus rides, several tour guides and translators later we get to hear her stories, see her images, and discuss her impressions while fresh in her mind.

Kristan Kennedy is an artist and curator who is currently the Visual Art Program Director for the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art. Kennedy’s curatorial initiatives focus on the creation of new work by working with emerging artists on large scale installations and helping foster their projects from concept to completion. Kennedy curates video, installation, music and new media projects presented at PICA’s annual Time-Based Art Festival.