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Social Art Practices
Through the use of various strategies including "urban interventions, utopian proposals, guerrilla architecture, "new genre" public art, social sculpture, project-based community practice, interactive media, service dispersals, and street performance."[1] the primary material of social practice is person-to-person exchange, interaction, or participation. These situations, organizations and events can involve various media including photography, video, drawing, text, sound, sculpture, and performance art. Within the art making process, the practice emphasizes people in relationships to each other and their surroundings, "focusing on engagement and accountability between the audience and the artist"
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74: JULES ROCHIELLE | Open Engagement

74: JULES ROCHIELLE | Open Engagement | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
This is an article I wrote for Open Engagement. It will be held in New York this spring!
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Public Space? Lost & Found — Symposium - ACT at MIT

Public Space? Lost & Found — Symposium - ACT at MIT | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
The MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT) and the MIT Center for Art, Science and Technology (CAST) present Public Space?
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SOURCE MATERIAL

SOURCE MATERIAL | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
MUSEUM STARTER KIT artists Perla de Leon and our soon-to-be-announced Artist in Residence, will join us for a conversation regarding their work, followed by an adult art-making workshop with the co...
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Brecht Forum to Close After 39 Years | The Indypendent

Brecht Forum to Close After 39 Years | The Indypendent | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
For 39 years the Brecht Forum has provided a vital space for Marxist popular education and movement building. Earlier today Brecht's Board of Directors sent out an email entitled "An Ending Is Also a Beginning" announcing that the organization will soon be closing its doors. The closing was brought on by several factors -- a difficult economic climate, soaring rents and the debts Brecht incurred at its former home in the West Village which it left for Brooklyn last fall. Brecht's Board of Directors will hold a public meeting at the Brooklyn Commons on Wednesday April 16 at 7:30. For more, here's the full statement released by the Board:
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Whose Terms? New Perspectives on Social Practice

Whose Terms? New Perspectives on Social Practice | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
On Saturday April 12, the New Museum is hosting a symposium that will break down several of the key terms that have come to define social practice over the past few decades.
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Come Together: Session 1

Come Together: Session 1 | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
The Guggenheim Museum
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What is community, in fact and imagination? Daniel Tucker moderates...

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International Symposium for Social and Humanitarian Architecture - ArchDaily

International Symposium for Social and Humanitarian Architecture - ArchDaily | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
International Symposium for Social and Humanitarian Architecture ArchDaily Next Month, the Mackintosh School of Architecture (The Glasgow School of Art) will host its first International Symposium for Social and Humanitarian Architecture, 'Clean...
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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, April 6, 5:57 PM

Architects will meet to see how the world can be influenced by building design.

A. Perry Homes's curator insight, April 7, 10:50 PM

This sounds like an exciting gathering of lectures, debates and workshops to foster higher and more efficiency architectural projects. 

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NEA Captures Data on Artists with Day Jobs

NEA Captures Data on Artists with Day Jobs | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
Not long ago we wrote about a study that took up the question of who is an artist, examining some of the ways in which defining creative workers is difficult. On Monday the National Endowment for t...
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Curious to know: How does this track for the broader creative practitioners in social practice?

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Data artist Jer Thorp will analyze St. Louis to create work of art - STLtoday.com

Data artist Jer Thorp will analyze St. Louis to create work of art - STLtoday.com | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
Data artist Jer Thorp will analyze St. Louis to create work of art STLtoday.com He won't guess at what the art will be (“The strict rule I have imposed on myself is not to get into the ideas until I feel like I've done the research”), but whatever...
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Liverpool Biennial evokes World War I artists in water-borne installation - Liverpool Echo

Liverpool Biennial evokes World War I artists in water-borne installation - Liverpool Echo | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
Liverpool Echo Liverpool Biennial evokes World War I artists in water-borne installation Liverpool Echo Sally Tallant, Director of Liverpool Biennial, said today: “We're delighted to be working with Tate Liverpool and Merseyside Maritime Museum to...
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Queer New World: Mr(s) Williamsburg Competition In Brooklyn (NSFW) - Huffington Post

Queer New World: Mr(s) Williamsburg Competition In Brooklyn (NSFW) - Huffington Post | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
Queer New World: Mr(s) Williamsburg Competition In Brooklyn (NSFW) Huffington Post Accompanied by a larger movement to understand drag culture outside of the pageant circuit, many individuals engaged in the drag community in this borough approach...
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International conference on the Black Arts Movement (Community Voices)

International conference on the Black Arts Movement (Community Voices) | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
By Ayodele Nzinga, M.F.A., Ph.D. On the first and second of the International Conference on the Black Arts Movement was held at the University of California, at Merced. BAM pioneers and a chorus of...
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Indigenous contemporary works in focus

Indigenous contemporary works in focus | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
Saffronn Te Ratana, Whakarongo ki te karanga (detail), 2014. Acrylic paint, fabric, wood, fibre, steel pins.
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Pratt Institute presents A Community Exchange, a forum on socially engaged projects

Pratt Institute presents A Community Exchange, a forum on socially engaged projects | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
Join us as we explore the role of the public in socially engaged art. What is the public's imagination in relationship to social engagement and its potential within the society we inhabit? What is the nature of the public's commitment to space and place, and how is it related to a social engagement that formulates new social imaginaries? This conversation will explore these questions and discuss the place of socially engaged art in our many publics.
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Art of the Rural Now Accepting Applications for Summer and Fall Interns

Art of the Rural Now Accepting Applications for Summer and Fall Interns | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
Are you passionate about rural places? Have you been looking for an opportunity to work across the field of rural arts and culture? Would you enjoy the opportunity...
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How the Art of Social Practice Is Changing the World, One Row House at a Time

How the Art of Social Practice Is Changing the World, One Row House at a Time | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
Social practice is going mainstream as more artists focus their work on making an impact on problems like homelessness and pollution. But the question of how to judge activist art remains elusive
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Talking Boats and Brooklyn With Street Artist, Swoon

Talking Boats and Brooklyn With Street Artist, Swoon | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
by Helen Anne Travis In 2009, Brooklyn street artist, Swoon and two dozen or so friends crashed the Venice Biennale contemporary art show in hulking rafts made from New York City garbage.
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Update From Studio Rev

When New Deal Labor Laws passed in the 1930s, Southern congressmen intentionally excluded domestic workers from receiving basic labor protections. Domestic workers were first granted minimum wage and overtime pay in the 1970s. Now, after protections for domestic workers did not improve for over 30 years, the tide is finally turning! New York passed the first landmark Bill of Rights in 2010 with other states soon to follow. Now, nannies, housekeepers, and caregivers across the country—along with employers and allies—are rallying for respect, recognition, and basic labor protections. Responding to this context, the NannyVan helps accelerate the movement for domestic workers’ rights. A public art + interactive media project created by Studio REV- (lead artist: Marisa Jahn) in collaboration with The National Domestic Workers Alliance, The NannyVan is a bright orange mobile design lab and sound studio that “accelerates the movement for domestic workers’ rights.” With its pull-out table, colorful design, bum-shaking NannyVan jams, and carpeted walls/sound booth, The NannyVan convenes workers and allies alike. The goal? To create enlivening and informative resources, from multilingual flyers to interactive mobile media such as Domestic Worker App, a public art and know-your-rights app (think Click and Clack on NPR’s “Car Talk” but for nannies) accessible by any kind of phone—even a pre-paid cell phone.
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Call for Essays: Common Shares

Call for Essays: Common Shares | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
Announcing the third annual Urban Omnibus writing competition, this year on the topic of common ownership, private property, and the sharing economy. Deadline: Monday, May 12, 2014.
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The Self-Fulfillment of Socially Engaged Art

The Self-Fulfillment of Socially Engaged Art | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
A growing number of artists are looking to socially engaged art practices, questioning the idea that a fulfilling life and career based upon economics and collectability as their sole rubric demands re-examination....
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Playgrounds and Really Useful Knowledge

Playgrounds and Really Useful Knowledge | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
Image: Palle Nielsen Group of activists from different organisations in Denmark cleared a backyard in Stengade 52 in the area Nørrebro in Copenhagen the 31 of March 1968 and built a playground for the children instead.
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Carpenter Center Lecture - Nato Thompson

Carpenter Center Lecture - Nato Thompson | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts hosts a prestigious lecture series and a variety of exhibitions in the gallery at ground level and the third floor Sert Gallery.
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First Nations artist Rebecca Belmore creates a blanket of beads

First Nations artist Rebecca Belmore creates a blanket of beads | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
A blanket made of beads. A simple concept, but one fraught with Canadian colonial history. But don’t tell Rebecca Belmore that, because she’s keeping that on the down low.
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Biennale boycott is the latest in long line of political protests by artists

Biennale boycott is the latest in long line of political protests by artists | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
The biennale boycott is the latest act in a long history of political activism by artists.
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The Walking Encyclopaedia: The Walking Encyclopaedia's Walking Artists of the Day - Morag Rose, Nina Williams, Norma D. Hunter, Paige Tighe, Pam Patterson, Paul Jones, Philippe Guillaume and P. J. ...

The Walking Encyclopaedia: The Walking Encyclopaedia's Walking Artists of the Day - Morag Rose, Nina Williams, Norma D. Hunter, Paige Tighe, Pam Patterson, Paul Jones, Philippe Guillaume and P. J. ... | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
AirSpace Gallery and The Walking Artist Network present The Walking Encyclopaedia - a physical & online repository for walking practices, presenting over 150 walking practitioners and artworks.
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Curatorial Intensive in Mexico City

Curatorial Intensive in Mexico City | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
Museo Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico. Photo: Moritz Bernoully.
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