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Starting in the Middle: NGOs and Emergent Forms For Cultural Institutions

Rogoff, Irit. 2016. Starting in the Middle: NGOs and Emergent Forms For Cultural Institutions. In: Johanna Burton; Shannon Jackson and Dominic Willsdon, eds. Public Servants Art and the Crisis of the Common Good. MIT Press. ISBN 9780262034814 [Book Section]

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How should we understand the purpose of publicly engaged art in the twenty-first century, when the very term "public art" is largely insufficient to describe such practices? Concepts such as "new genre public art," "social practice," or "socially engaged art" may imply a synergy between the role of art and the role of government in providing social services. Yet the arts and social services differ crucially in terms of their methods and metrics. Socially engaged artists need not be aligned (and may often be opposed) to the public sector and to institutionalized systems. In many countries, structures of democratic governance and public responsibility are shifting, eroding, and being remade in profound ways -- driven by radical economic, political, and global forces. According to what terms and through what means can art engage with these changes? This volume gathers essays, dialogues, and art projects -- some previously published and some newly commissioned -- to illuminate the ways the arts shape and reshape a rapidly changing social and governmental landscape. An artist portfolio section presents original statements and projects by some of the key figures grappling with these ideas.

Item Type: Book Section

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Visual Cultures

Dates:

DateEvent
1 November 2016Published

Item ID:

19172

Date Deposited:

16 Nov 2016 16:10

Last Modified:

07 Jul 2017 15:01

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/19172

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