June 5, 2016

Two weeks ago I presented the first part of two blog posts highlighting certain socially engaged art pieces that I experience at Assembly, a four-day conference in Portland, Oregon featuring presentations, discussions, interventions and activities that look at topics r...

May 22, 2016

Last weekend I booked a flight to Portland to attend Assembly, a four-day conference featuring presentations, discussions, interventions and activities that look at topics related to art and social practice.The conference is hosted by Portland State University which ha...

May 9, 2016

Over Skype, I sat down with Shimshon Obadia, an interdisciplinary eco-artist, based out of the Okanagan valley in British Columbia, Canada. 

 

Obadia is has several projects that engage the public, primarily youth, in creating artistic experiments in order to generate a...

April 25, 2016

 

Ask anyone on the street how they define public art and they will inevitably refer to it as a sculpture in a park or on the street. That’s been the definition of public art for quite some time. 

 

In 1991, artist, educator and activist, Suzanne Lacy, proposed the term n...

April 11, 2016

 

 

 

It’s difficult to talk about any sub-genre of social art practice without referring to Joseph Beuys. Beuys was a German mid-century artist who was seen as radical in the contemporary art scene of the time because of his belief that “everybody is an artist.”

 

For Beuy...

April 3, 2016

 

 

You are sitting at a bus stop. It’s a normal Tuesday morning. The sun is beaming. The traffic is loud. And both the elderly man and the teenage girl who are situated on opposite sides of you are staring out into the city with no acknowledgement that you are even ther...