Brilliant stuff happening over in Portland Oregon with Portland State University’s Art and Social Practice MFA concentration running this conference which “explores the dialogue around socially engaged art making.
So so so wish I could go to “Open Engagement”, but unfortunately due to the northern and southern hemisphere divide, and the demands placed on me opening up my own form of social engagement ( a new design school in melbourne), I won’t be able to get there. But you should check it out definitely!
Here is the spiel:
“ Through conversations, presentations, workshops, interviews, open reflections, and related projects created for or presented at the conference, we will bevinvestigating, questioning, celebrating, and challenging the current state of art and social practice. This conference is a site where an intergenerational exchange can occur between emerging artists and established artists. This is also a site where transdisiplinary conversation is possible.”
Only 3 days left to apply!
(via Open Engagement | Art Social Practice)
Open Engagement is an international conference that sets out to explore various perspectives on art and social practice and expand the dialogue around socially engaged art making. The Open Engagement conference is an initiative of Portland State University’s Art and Social Practice MFA concentration. Directed and founded by Jen Delos Reyes and planned in conjunction with Harrell Fletcher and the Art and Social Practice students, this year’s conference features keynote presenters Tania Bruguera, Shannon Jackson, and Paul Ramirez Jonas. The work by these artists and scholars touchon subjects including politics, economies, education, and representation.