RADIO // Creative TimeRevolutions in Public Practice: Social Organizing as Aesthetic Act
Originally aired 12/18/09
As part of the Creative Time Summit: Revolutions in Public Practice in October 2009, Maria Lind introduces the topic of the panel by questioning the role of museum as a cultural and social agent, as it has increasingly offered a profound space to foster discourse on urban space and development, but she couches this in a critique of the hermeticism of institutional considerations of these subjects. Her entree is followed by brief presentations by Bik Van der Pol (Liesbeth Bik and Jos Van der Pol), who discuss their New Zealand project and notions of what the public realm is and what the artist's responsibilities to it are; Suzanne Lacy, who recounts working in Oakland, CA, on a performance with local youth and police officers, a further outgrowth of her interest in tracing the ways that race, class and media affect social conditions and expectations; and Lars Bang Larsen, who explores the social organization of the urban environment and considers both the current and the ideal place of art in the city, as expressed most recently in his project in São Paulo (28 minutes).
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