Socially Engaged Art Practices

21/11 - 22/11 2013

Bari, Italy

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Socially Engaged Art Practices: New Models of Sustainability in Contemporary Art


Workshop of social practices is an initiative by Vessel that will take place in Bari from the 11th to 23rd of November at Progetto Mondialità. The project is realized by the Laboratori dal Basso program promoted by Puglia Regional Council; it consists of two weeks of seminars and workshops free of charge and open to the public.

Workshop of social practices starts from the desire to investigate the ways and methodologies through which collaborative, process-based and dialogical practices are applied by cultural practitioners and the civil society within context of crisis and discomfort, as well as to observe the impact of these participative and collective processes within micro-contexts.

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consonni is giving two lessons:

The 21st from 10.00 to 13.00

Lesson 1 revealing the production structure in contemporary art
This would be an analysis of the contemporary art system in a global economic and production system, talking about the artist as a worker, the conditions of the production. From Walter Benjamin to Marcelo Exposito, talk about the way of doing things and not only about the contents, not to only talks about politics but doing it politically.  the way of working of consonni as case study also as institutional auto-critic. use examples of artists as Iratxe jaio and Klaas van Gorkum, Marcelo Exposito, Maria Ruido, Martha Rosler among others.
The 22nd from 10.00 to 13.00
Lesson 2 going public
the relation about contemporary art and public space, the possibility of the art of making public sphere. use examples of different artists and talk about ENPAP (European Network for Public Art Producers) as case study. Cross the idea of production with the idea of publicness. in this sense in relation with culture politics and some social engage practices that talks about the common.