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documentation and curatorial practice as political engagement

Art & Public Policy, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

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Project Row Houses

Within the project, I liked the idea of “positive creative presence.” The Public art projects use of experience as a fuel to engage the artists and audience as a broader dialogue in a local-national context seems like a symbiotic approach to contemporary art. Symbiotic in that the project seems to be attached to a community that is struggling in some capacity, all interaction points are under the persuasion that there must be something missing, wrong, or wounded in the community. Continue reading “Project Row Houses”

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Project Row Houses

By Rebecca Kenigsberg

We say art is the mirror we hold up to society, or as I said earlier this semester, I like to think of it as the fun-house mirror that can distort or make us question society. However, often that ends up eliminating certain communities from access to creating the art or being represented in the art. Therefore, we can ask, who or what society is actually being represented? What I love about Project Row Houses is how the project is bringing art right back to community. Too often art has become a commodity or currency used to divide classes. Project Row Houses brings art right back to a community that can often be neglected and stigmatized. Continue reading “Project Row Houses”

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