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the strange orientalism of ai wei wei

Photo: Tania Bruguera and Ai Weiwei, at Brooklyn Museum, ELLEN QBERTPLAYA

my parents think ai wei wei’s father, ai qing, writes bad poetry. my parents also think donald trump will save the u.s. 550 more words

Local intervention: "You Gave Us, We Gave You"

A social practice project – a bartering booth serving as an alternative mini system of exchange in downtown Bennington. Objectives include creating street traffic, drawing attention to local businesses, and exploring the question of value.  40 more words

Art

Beyond the Fair - on Common Field 2016

Beyond the Fair – on Common Field 2016
This article is a nice, concise summary of the ethos and feeling that sufused the Common Field conference in Maimi. 231 more words

Social Practice

Yvonne Shortt and her Tiny House to Empower Women and Girls in NYC

Last week I had an opportunity to talk with Yvonne Shortt about her Tiny House collaborative community build to empower women and artists.

Tell me a little about your Tiny House project like why are you doing it? 667 more words

Yvonne Shortt

Visual Art & Social Statements

I recently participated in a lecture titled “Visual Art & Social Statements: Peacemaking Through Art” with Fr. James Neilson sponsored by the Norman Miller Center for Peace, Justice & Public Understanding. 20 more words

Contemporary Art

Commonfield 2016

Commonfield 2016
Jenny suggested this conference, as she attended last year when it was in Minneapolis, and found many kinships with artists, organizations, and ideas. The conveners invited me to participate on a Breakout Session/Panel with the following description: 286 more words

Brooklyn

Report! Creative Transformation: Arts, Culture and Public Housing Communities | NOCD-NY

NOCD-NY put out a really informative report about arts-partnerships and programs in NYCHA communities. As we do some re-considering on our Community Engaged Arts Fellowship, it’s really great to have this as a guide. 80 more words

Brooklyn