In/Out: Ethics, Attention and Intention in Socially-Engaged Art
Friday, July 22 - Sunday, July 24, 2016
The second annual In/Out symposium explores socially-engaged art projects through interactive site visits, deep-dive case studies, and dialogues with artists, curators, students, and community members.
Presented by the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and Moore College of Art & Design’s Graduate Social & Studio Practices department. Co-Organized by Paul M. Farber (Haverford College/Mural Arts) and Daniel Tucker (Moore)
- Hear engaging keynotes by Michael Rakowitz, Professor of Art Theory and Practice at Northwestern University, and Risë Wilson, Director of Philanthropy at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
- Embark on an immersive Friday afternoon visit to one of three featured Philadelphia-area socially engaged project sites: Southwest Roots: Bartram’s Garden and Mural Arts, Southeast by Southeast, and West Philadelphia presented by Philadelphia LISC, Spiral Q, Tiny WPA, and PEC CDC.
- Observe idea-rich panels, including A Long Walk Home’s Girl/Friends (featuring Scheherazade Tillet, Executive Director, Salamishah Tillet and Marline Johnson), and one featuring Michelle Angela Ortiz and Erika Almiron.
- Enjoy social gatherings with other artists, activists and other like-minded practitioners during a reception at Eastern State Penitentiary, with a special publications launch of Art & The Public Sphere issue on “ethics,” edited by Moore faculty member Jonathan Wallis and The Social Practice that is Race by artist Dan S. Wang and Moore faculty member Anthony Romero.
- A closing panel of engagement curators Sean Kelley (Eastern State Penitentiary), Louise Pilar Martorano (RedLine), Lucia Sanroman (Yerba Buena Center for the Arts) and Nato Thompson (Creative Time)
- Sunday Morning Brunch + Site Visit/Hike at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education with Marion Wilson, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Jane Harris, and moderator Patricia Phillips (Dean of Moore College of Art & Design)
The symposium will focus on selected case studies from local, national and international contexts that highlight socially-engaged art from multiple vantage points. Special attention will be given to the subject of ethics as a concern that ties the diverse range of complex case studies together.
Support for In/Out has been provided by the Ford Foundation, Hemera Foundation and the The Knight Foundation Donor-Advised Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation (list of funders complete as of 7-13-16)
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