“I have often wondered: when we talk of ‘social practice’ or ‘socially engaged art’, where and when do we start talking about social change? [Artist Gregory Sholette] criticises the genre of social practice for making ‘the social itself a medium and material of expression’, rather than a malleable process in which to take action. This is precisely the challenge to artists and activists, however they self-identify, facing today’s set of political, social and environmental challenges: not merely to make art about the political, or even within the social, but to make art that can radically alter the social and political possibilities presented to us.”
$40 USD