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Writing for Socially Engaged Art
Open Engagement
Queens Museum, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, NY
May 16, 2014

How do we write about art that may not look like art on first glance? Socially engaged and participatory projects are a major current in artistic practice today, meanwhile, art critics frequently remain conflicted about how to describe and assess these new projects, which are often designed for and with a specific community, and are durational, process-based, and lack any object as its final product. What are the stakes for writing about social practice? Must new languages be developed? What do those languages sound like and who is being addressed?

This panel discussion looks at new directions in writing about social practice from diverse perspectives. Panelists include Sandra de la Loza, Juliana Driever, and Christopher Howard. The conversation will be moderated by Chelsea Haines.

Organized by Guernica, Open Engagement, and the Queens Museum, this session is generously supported by the Queens Museum Open A.I.R. Artist Services Program.

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