xCarverMilitaryAcademy - Where Ideas and Action Collide Chicago, IL, United States March 15th, 2013 View photos from the event on Flickr About this event Join us for a night where young people from Chicago Public Schools, not only share the issues they care about, but also the innovative solutions they plan to impact the world with. Confirmed Speakers CMA Students Our live speakers are creative.
500,000 Cigarettes Used to Create Xu Bing's Amazing Tiger Skin Rug Renowned artist Xu Bing has had a preoccupation with the tabacco industry for over a decade, and his latest creation is a phenomenal testament to his dedication to the topic. Modelled after a tiger-skin patterned rug, Bing used cigarettes as an artistic medium in '1st Class, 2011' project, standing half a million smokes on their ends to form the wide-spanning floor sculpture. This installation is just one part of the prolific artist’s Tobacco Project which examines the culture and production of tobacco from the perspective of this contemporary Chinese artist. Laid out across the exhibition hall at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the ‘rug’ transforms the cigarettes into a creative material, unearthing contemporary and historical ideas about this powerful industry. Inspired by recent visits to tobacco farms and cigarette factories in Virginia, Bing’s extensive collection of work explores themes from global trade to marketing and packaging and the exportation of tobacco products.
100 Websites You Should Know and Use (updated!) Entertainment Meet David Peterson, who developed Dothraki for Game of Thrones There are seven different words in Dothraki for striking another person with a sword. Participatory Art Explained Participatory art, much like interactive art, engages the spectator to become a part of the artistic process in some way. Although, instead of interactive art, which uses audience interaction as a way to express the true meaning of the piece, participatory art engages the spectator to help complete the piece, almost making him or her the part of the artistic team. The intent of participatory art is to challenge the way art is created and consumed in the West, in which a small class of professional artists make the art while the public takes on the role of consumers. Participatory art changes this dynamic by allowing the consumer to become a part of the creation. Public art is a great example of participatory art.
See how quickly a society can shift its sexual attitudes At TEDGlobal 2013, Shereen El Feki shared how her research in the Middle East revealed more conservative attitudes about sex than existed in the 10th century. Photo: James Duncan Davidson “The political and the sexual are intimate bedfellows,” says Shereen El Feki in yesterday’s talk. REwork: Participatory Art Projects at ART ATTACK 2012 by Molly REwork artists are: Susy Bielak, Pritika Chowdry, Robin Garwood,Emilia Javanica, Rachel Jendrzejewski, Jonathan Zorn, and Molly Balcom Raleigh. REwork is a group exhibition curated by Molly Balcom Raleigh and Kirstin Wiegmann that will show previously-produced participatory art projects in the Northrup King’s Third Floor Gallery during Art Attack 2012. RE work will be on display -- and open for participation -- November 2 (5pm-10pm) -- November 3 (noon-8pm) -- November 4 (noon-5pm) Each year, Art Attack's three-day open-studio event attracts more than 7,000 people. REwork takes place in the Northrup King’s beautiful 2000 sq ft gallery in the heart of the building, and in the midst of this arts-interested crowd. This is a huge opportunity for emerging interdisciplinary artists like us to connect to new audiences!!
Wiki Definition Participatory art is an approach to making art in which the audience is engaged directly in the creative process, allowing them to become co-authors, editors, and observers of the work. Therefore,this type of art is incomplete without the viewers physical interaction. Its intent is to challenge the dominant form of making art in the West, in which a small class of professional artists make the art while the public takes on the role of passive observer or consumer, i.e., buying the work of the professionals in the marketplace. Commended works by advocates that popularized participatory art include Augusto Boal in his Theater of the oppressed, as well as Allan Kaprow in happenings. Artwork that is interactive and participatory may be referred to as "participatory art;" it may also be categorized under terms including relational art, social practice, community art, and new genre public art. References
Research & Case Studies Getting In On the Act: How Arts Groups are Creating Opportunities for Active Participation Arts participation is being redefined as people increasingly choose to engage with art in new, more active and expressive ways. This movement carries profound implications, and fresh opportunities, for the nonprofit arts sector. We are in the midst of a seismic shift in cultural production, moving from a "sit-back-and-be-told culture" to a "making-and-doing-culture." Red Bull Collective Art What is Red Bull Collective Art? It is an evolution of the concept of “Cadavre Exquis” in which each collaborator adds to the Collective Art through being allowed to see the end of what the previous artist contributed. Participants are free to choose if they want to paint, draw or scribble their work or just to create it digitally with design software. Why should I take part?
High Culture Goes Hands-On John Malta Visitor engagement and participation are changing the nature of museums. And not always in good ways.