/Arte Útil (Useful Art)

12.12.2011 /from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Crossing Art Gallery
Organized by Hector Canonge

Ad -Lab Forum: ARTE ÚTIL

This month’s forum centers around the works of artists whose practice involves social and political engagement.  Through actions, performances, situations, and in may instances the reference to the object(s) , participating artists explore possible ways to bridge the gap between audiences and art experience.  Taking as departure the notion of Arte Útil (Useful Art), first introduced in the 1960’s , the forum will open the dialogue to offer a possible re-formulation of  ideas behind artistic creation, aesthetics, alternative narratives, and public participation. Selected artists were invited to present their work and share their approach, ideas and experimentation with art that can found in the streets outside the white box of a gallery or museum setting.

Participating Artists: Suzane Broughel, Tania Bruguera, Aisha Cousins, John Hawke and Shani Peters.