An excellent show now up at Eyebeam — very relevant to WPC considerations and a chance to see in person some of the work of WPC friend, Christopher Robbins. Overall, a great opportunity to physically engage with the selected participatory projects - which reenergizes them in ways that web documentation of them simply cannot. In addition to Christopher’s two pieces, WPA & Ghana Think Tank - here are a few others particularly relevant to WPC: (but many worth seeing)
Steve Lambert & Packard Jennings - Wish You Were Here! Postcards from our awesome future.
The Yes Men - GOOD COP15.
John Hawk - Orange Work - Mandatory Minimum - We Have Moved!
Re:Group: Beyond Models of Consensus, an exhibition which examines models of participation and participation as a model in art and activism.
With participation now a dominant paradigm, structuring business models, creative and activist practice, the architecture of the city, and the economy, we are all integrated into structures of participation whether we want to be or not. The exhibition will examine models of participation and participation as a model, presenting work that encourages subversive participation, intervenes into existing systems, or envisions new alternatives.
...the exhibition represents a diverse range of critically and socially engaged work that rethinks the institutional practices within urban planning, civil engineering, transportation, industrial design and production, relief work, and the news media.
The exhibition will not only present completed work through gallery installations, but will also function as a platform for new collaborative work. Through workshops, master classes, and discussions led by the participating artists, the processes and methodologies behind the work will be “open sourced” to gallery visitors and invited communities, offering the opportunity to extend and reinterpret the initial ideas in new and unexpected ways.
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