Anne Pasternak is the President and Artistic Director of Creative Time. During Pasternak’s tenure, since the Fall of 1994, the organization has increased its commitment to artists working with untried media and has offered established artists fresh opportunities to experiment and engage new audiences. Renowned projects under her artistic direction range from exhibitions and performances in the historic Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage, new sculptures in Grand Central Station, paintings in Coney Island and skywriting over Manhattan to the Tribute in Light, the twin beacons of light that illuminated the former World Trade Center site six months after 9/11, in honor of the lives lost there. Pasternak has been committed to initiating projects that give artists the opportunity to innovate their practice, celebrate New York life, and reflect on contemporary society while engaging millions of people with art that permeates everyday urban life.
In addition to her work at Creative Time, Pasternak curates independent exhibitions and contributes essays to cultural publications. She lectures extensively throughout the United States and Europe.
Posts written by Anne Pasternak
The world changes so fast. For me to make sense of it all, I look not only to art but also to diverse perspectives on global events — from financial theories to positions on economic parity, environmental change, social justice, racial justice, and more. I’ve recently spent some time traveling in order to open new doors and explore new innovations. Some of my most memorable experiences have included participating in the TED conference and the Creative Change retreat organized by Opportunity Agenda. The most recent moment of inspiration occurred just last month, when I attended the seventh Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI).