Friday, April 21, 2017
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it
Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students
Cost: Free and open to all.
Block Museum of Art
Department of Art History
The Block Museum throws open its doors to artists, scholars, practitioners, and advocates of socially engaged art from around the world visiting for the free Open Engagement national conference. Join us as curator Janet Dees introduces “If You Remember, I’ll Remember,” artist Samantha Hill shares her work on the American South, curator Susy Bielak describes the partnerships involved in community-based practice, and professor Rebecca Zorach goes behind-the-scenes with the exhibition “We Are Revolutionaries” (Free lunch with RSVP.)
The program is presented in conjunction with the conference Open Engagement 2017 – JUSTICE.
10 – 11AM: Janet Dees leads tour of If You Remember, I’ll Remember; Samantha Hill speaks to her Kinship Project
11 – 11:30AM: Susy Bielak and Lauren Watkins use If You Remember, I’ll Remember as a case-study to described community-based practice and process
11:30AM – Noon: Q&A and discussion with Janet, Samantha, Susy and Lauren
Noon – 1PM: Lunch and gallery viewing
1 – 2PM: Rebecca Zorach and students present on Wall of Respect exhibition
About Open Engagement:
Open Engagement (OE) is an annual artist-led conference dedicated to expanding the dialogue around and creating a site of care for the field of socially engaged art. The conference highlights the work of transdisciplinary artists, activists, students, scholars, community members, and organizations working within the complex social issues and struggles of our time.