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This blog is dedicated to a variety of social art practices including: urban interventions, utopian proposals, guerrilla architecture, new genre, public art, social sculpture, project-based community practice, interactive media, service dispersals, service design, activism and street performance. 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,, political art, design, eco-art and performance art.
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Huffington Post: Street Art As a Model for Contemporary Social Media - Huffington Post

Street Art As a Model for Contemporary Social Media. Whether they are trying to make political statements, display thoughts on relationships or just self-promote, street artists have mastered the art of communicating their...

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Russia's underground artists have new target: Putin - Public Radio International PRI

Russia's underground artists have new target:  "They declared a war," Nemtsova tells Kurt Andersen, “to state corruption, injustice, and the political regime." It's not high art.

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Wyspa Institute of Art - E-Flux

Wyspa Institute of Art - E-Flux | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
Wyspa Institute of ArtE-FluxShe is an editor and member of Bulegoa z/b, an independent office for art and knowledge, recently opened in Bilbao. From 2006 until 2009, she worked as chief curator at sala rekalde, Bilbao.
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Engaged Art in Argentina, 1995-2011 - UCIRA

Engaged Art in Argentina, 1995-2011 - UCIRA | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
UC San Diego, University Art Gallery, Mandeville Center, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, California 92093. The University Art Gallery (UAG) at the University of California, San Diego is proud to present an exhibition of Argentine political art ...
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Furtherfield launches the collection, The World of Free and Open ...

Furtherfield launches the collection, The World of Free and Open ... | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
Furtherfield – online arts community, platforms for creating, viewing, discussing and learning about experimental practices at the intersections of art, technology and social change. http://www.furtherfield.org. Reviews, articles & ...
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USC's M.A. Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere ...

USC's M.A. Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere ... | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
M.A. Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere is a platform for scholarship in contemporary art that uniquely addresses the study of social questions of public space and the public sphere. The program's two-year interdisciplinary course ...
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NYU Launches “Artistic Activism” Research Group | Center for ...

Historically, the most effective political actors have married the arts with campaigns for social change. The practice of artistic activism has only accelerated as organizers learn to operate within the increasingly mediated ...
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Highlights

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EPIC Community Performance holds first ever STAGING CHANGE INSTITUTE

In partnership with the International Storytelling Center and the Town of Jonesborough, TN, EPIC/CPI will bring together the leading authorities on creating HIGH PERFORMANCE COMMUNITY, in the Storytelling Capital of the world.

Jonesborough, TN November 3-6, 2011: After 20 years of defining the genre of Community Performance, Dr. Richard Geer will join together with his colleagues, Jimmy Neil Smith, Founder of the International Storytelling Center, Playwright Jules Corriere, whose work has been performed at the Kennedy Center and Carrie Marchant, President of Foundations for Life Principles to provide the nation’s only training ground for POSITIVE COMMUNITY CHANGE through the story-values-performance model. Never before have the experts on Community Performance, Storytelling, and Systems Change been assembled for the benefit of community leaders, systems change scholars and story-performance artists. The Institute will focus on:building diverse, creative, motivated teams increasing community attachment – a vital component of economic development and GDP growth, as defined by the Knight Foundation’s Soul of the Community study establishing creative agency –the key ingredient to successful community change finding, crafting and performing stories of deep importance – What Community Performance has succeeded at for 2 decades is drawing the LOCAL WISDOM and SHARED KNOWLEDGE of groups through the reverent listening process, and bonding those groups in deep relationship through the co-creation and performance of a script based on those stories

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Interview: Broodwork | Social Practices Art Network

Recently, The Social Practices Art Network interviewed Broodwork. Broodwork is the cross-disciplinary art and design project founded by Iris Anna Regn and Rebecca Niederlander that names the previously unspoken community of practitioners whose work realized an unexpected perspectival shift after becoming parents.

 

All creative practitioners find themselves at crossroads throughout their life; however, being affected by the specific juncture of practice and family is not generally acknowledged for its true impact. Who would have thought that writing for his son about a bear named Winnie-the-Pooh would catapult the political satirist A. A. Milne from Punch magazine into the stratosphere of literary history. His era’s exception, however, is our rule; the convergence of family and practice is recognized by BROODWORK as a pivotal influence to produce profound and unexpected work.

 

Through its multi-faceted approach—including talking, curating, designing, and blogging–BROODWORK exists to investigate and illuminate, and to foster an advantageous environment that will in itself stimulate innovation. Curatorial installations are a predominant expression of BROODWORK in which Regn and Niederlander work hand-in-hand with creative practitioners to facilitate an entirely new conception of specific works within their practice. All BROODWORK events incorporate participatory elements that foreground the intergenerational and community-building aspects of the project.

 

BROODWORK also collaborates with other organizations to further the discussion of creative practice and family life. Regn and Niederlander act as Family and Practice Advisor for the Architecture and Design Museum in Los Angeles, write about interweaving family and practice for the Herman Miller Lifework blog, and design the SUNBLOCK series of family-oriented events for the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design.

 

BROODWORK refines its investigations through the structure of overarching themes. Please join us through 2011 and 2012 as we navigate Time, an entity that exists at episodic junctures of the personal, communal, and global.

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Placemaking Takes Off in Sofia, Bulgaria « Project for Public Spaces - Placemaking for Communities

Placemaking Takes Off in Sofia, Bulgaria « Project for Public Spaces - Placemaking for Communities | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it

My home country of Bulgaria has been through enormous social, political, and economic changes in the last 20 years. The end of communism, the rise of a democratic society, membership in the European Union – it has been an amazing, and sometimes difficult, transformation. A whole way of life has been replaced in the span of a generation, and that has meant both excitement and uncertainty.

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About - Auditorium Moscow

With 14 million inhabitants and 101 billionaires, Moscow is Europe’s biggest city, and perhaps its most contradictory. The blueprint used to rebuild the former capital of the socialist world is brutal. Fueled by a burgeoning resource economy, the city goes global, with financial and cultural involvement in all the other global capitals, and with massive migration of cheap labor from Central Asia. But at the same time, Moscow refuses to see its problems and its possibilities. It isolates itself from the world to which it belongs, constantly in danger of becoming a provincial megalopolis. The lack of a real public sphere – both in literal, spatial and figurative senses – is part of the problem. The vast open spaces left behind by communism almost never become places for people. Yet despite all the authoritarian governance and the much-lamented absence of politics, people realize that there can be no civil society on the basis of movie theaters, shopping malls, condominiums and fancy cafes alone.

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Community and Practice Online « Pool

Community and Practice Online. By Duncan Malashock. Since I first became interested in art on the Internet, specifically through groups centered around rhizome.org, I've heard phrases like “the Internet art community” used to promote ...
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Thelma Golden: How art gives shape to cultural change - ikonotv

Thelma Golden: How art gives shape to cultural change - ikonotv | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
"Culling an interest in art history from a childhood board game, Thelma Golden knew her dream job even before she knew what to call it.
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“Artists are seen as one step above criminals” - Art Newspaper

“Artists are seen as one step above criminals” - Art Newspaper | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it

Art Newspaper “Artists are seen as one step above criminals” They hired Dick Higgins, Alison Knowles and Nam June Paik: all these Fluxus people. John Baldessari and Wolfgang Stoerchle were hired to teach.

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Feminist Art Does It in Public - Ms. Magazine

Feminist Art Does It in Public - Ms. Magazine | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it

Ms. MagazineFeminist Art Does It in Public. That history still lives within each of us who spent time at the building, where we learned that not only was the personal political, but so was art.

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Downtown LA becomes a stage for protest and performance art - Los Angeles Times

Downtown LA becomes a stage for protest and performance art - Los Angeles Times | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
Los Angeles TimesDowntown LA becomes a stage for protest and performance artLos Angeles TimesDowntown Los Angeles was transformed into a set for political theater over the weekend, with protesters pitching tents in front of City Hall and...
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Arts & Equity Workshop: Planning for Community Arts |

Arts & Equity Workshop: Planning for Community Arts | | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
In this one-hour workshop, we'll explore motivations and nuances for working in community engaged artistic practices. Through arts-based activities and discussion, we'll explore the personal and community/political contexts, ...
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Community Engagement ... - ARTSblog - Americans for the Arts

Community Engagement ... - ARTSblog - Americans for the Arts | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
Since I first began looking at universities, new programming focused specifically on community engagement, arts politics, and social practice have emerged. While there are a number of exemplary programs worldwide, the ...
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Kaleidoscope Arts in Education Programs | Aviva Community Fund

Kaleidoscope Arts in Education Programs | Aviva Community Fund | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
Through 17 partnerships, ArtsSmarts brings together arts, education, community, government and business partners across Canada in a collective effort to engage kids in creative learning through the arts.
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Temporary Structures: Performing Architecture in Contemporary Art | deCordova

Temporary Structures: Performing Architecture in Contemporary Art | deCordova | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it

Temporary Structures: Performing Architecture in Contemporary Art is on view from September 18–December 31, 2011.

 

This exhibition features thirteen artists and collaboratives who underscore the changeable and active nature of our built environment. In doing so, they take architecture beyond its obvious function as shelter and design and examine its social, psychological, and cultural resonance in our lives. Video, sculpture, installation, and performance converge to address architecture through three broad themes: intervention, mobility, and participation.Over the past 50 years, architecture’s agency in society has emerged as a growing concern for contemporary artists. Be it the white-cube space of the gallery, the historic walls of a specific site, or the loaded evocations of Modernism embedded in glass and concrete surfaces, artists and theorists agree that there is no such thing as a neutral environment—every space speaks.

 

"We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us."—Winston Churchill

 

Churchill delivered this truism in response to the wartime bombing of the House of Commons in London. An unsteady climate asks us to pause and reexamine our
surroundings, as ideals and places that we once thought infallible and reliable begin to crumble away—a symbolic building, a free market, housing investments, or political ideals. In the aftermath of recent man-made and natural disasters, and in the decade since the attacks on the World Trade Center towers there has been a media wave bearing collective witness to the unreliable nature of architecture’s capacity to protect and shelter us. The artists in this exhibition infuse buildings or the idea of buildings, typically considered static and stable, with the element of time through architectural interventions, changeable environments, and participatory performances.

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Interview: Dee Hibbert-Jones | Social Practices Art Network

Interview: Dee Hibbert-Jones | Social Practices Art Network | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it

Recently (SPAN) interviewed Dee Hibbert Jones. Dee Hibbert Jones is an Artist and the Associate Professor Art & Digital Arts New Media (DANM) Co-Director The Hub: Social Practice Arts Research Center, UC Santa Cruz. Her recent work is an investigation in the ways thoughts, objects and external power systems combine to create our collective and individual realities. Dee is interested in the ways we struggle to feel in control and define our own experiences, and how frequently we are blind to our own devices and methods of escape. She creates objects, installations and environments that reflect, question and challenge ways of seeing and thinking. I’m interested in the ways that we use objects and ideas to define our experiences, how they function as mnemonic devices and as emotional props against insecure moments.

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Overview

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This is over but seemed good to be in the know about: PICNIC is so much more than your average conference, it's a festival!

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About the Festival

About the Festival | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
TodaysArt 2011 International Festival Beyond Art The Hague [NL] / 23 + 24 September Brussels [BE] / 29 September - 1 October [raw][/raw] TodaysArt is a festival concept that revolves around the presentation and development of adventurous...
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New campus commons plans community-driven mosaic « the raven ...

New campus commons plans community-driven mosaic « the raven ... | Social Art Practices | Scoop.it
An urban art mosaic may be among new projects and renovations at the school this summer. Prescott College students in the Art, Culture, and Socially Engaged Practices course taught by Deborah Ford pitched the idea for ...
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Visual Studies Speaker Series – 2011 Schedule | ubVS News

Gregory Sholette is a New York-based artist, writer, and founding member of REPOhistory and Political Art Documentation/Distribution. His recent installations include /Mole Light/ at Plato's Cave/Eidia House in Williamsburg, ...
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