ART as/is SOCIAL Session #6
Socially engaged art & the Commons
'ART as/is SOCIAL: On engagement in contemporary cultural theory & practice' is a new discursive format with close readings, discussions and case studies around the topic of socially engaged artistic practices.
In this special guest SESSION #6: ‘Socially engaged art & the Commons’ artist, educator and curator Rebecca Beinart will explore ideas of the Commons and enclosure, and practices of 'commoning' in arts projects and organisations as a way of social engagement through several case studies. Casco Art Institute’s (Utrecht, NL) views on working for the commons is taken as a point of departure for this session. The reading material can also be found online: http://casco.art/casco-art-institute-working-for-the-commons-introduction.
To sign up for this session and receive the reading materials, please send an e-mail to lm(at)zku-berlin.org.
SESSION #6: Socially engaged art & the Commons
Host: Rebecca Beinart
Text: Casco Art Institute, ‘Working for the Commons’
Wednesday 19th of July 19.00
Rebecca Beinart is an artist, educator and curator based in Nottingham, UK. An ongoing engagement with community, ecology, knowledge-making and the politics of public space runs through her practice. She makes sculpture, installation and performance, stages events in public places, and convenes public platforms for dialogue. Alongside her freelance work, artist, she works as the Engagement Curator at Primary, an artist-led space in Nottingham, running a public programme of commissions, workshops and events.
ART as/is SOCIAL is a follow-up project to the discussion series THE NEW ART ACTIVISM that was hosted in October & November 2016 by ZK/U fellow Claudine Zia.
This project is supported by Radboud Honours Academy Nijmegen (NL).
ZK/U - Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik
Photo credits: Commoners' Fair, Ian Nesbitt, 2016. Photo: Reece Straw