This is panel 2 of 3, of a day-long symposium that examines models for artists to participate in institutions outside of what’s traditionally understood as art. The models on the table draw on traditions as diverse as institutional critique, political organizing, social practice and management strategy. What if we treated art not as a good, but as a service?
We will pay special attention to the way that artists are increasingly finding positions for themselves inside institutions outside of art, and to the question of scalable impact for the imagination. In general, these panels propose that art can play a pivotal role in creating stronger institutions. What is the relationship between artistic practice and institution-building, and what are the traditions and case studies of artists as creators of durable social contexts that we can look to?
Panel #3 The Embedded Artist
- Taeyoon Choi
- Marisa Jahn
- Maureen Connor
- Jordan Seaberry
- Moderated by David Borgonjon
"Embedding" is a practice by which an artist joins a community while retaining their role as an artist; what can an artist bring to a collective practice that draws on their skills as an artist, and what are traditions related to or antagonistic to this "embedded" practice?
This event was presented in conjunction with the group exhibition, "The Visible Hand," curated by David Borgonjon. On view at CUE Art Foundation January 7 - February 15, 2017.