Strange bedfellows: Artists working with/in government

Open Engagement 2016, Sunday, May 1st, 5pm-6:30pm

James Moore Theater — Level 1
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street
Oakland, CA 94607

a workshop by Emily Hopkins, Elana Mann and Letitia Ivins

Governments are expanding their definition of "public art" to include "socially engageed art." As opportunities grow for SEA, the tension between product vs. process-based outcomes emerges. This owrkshop offers a platform to share, discuss and develop tools and language that artists need to negotiate process-based work with civic entities. We also have the obligation to educate our civic entites on best pracices of working with artists. Finally, we have the duty to challenge what it means to "serve" the public. This dialog will continue online with the goal of publishing a condensed report.