How can art act as a force for good in a rapidly changing and often uncertain world?
What happens when artists extend their practices out into communities to inspire and forge real-life social connections?
How can curators and educators create opportunities for diverse publics to engage in relevant and meaningful ways with conceptually complex art?
Creating Connections/Sparking Engagement, issue 4 of our Fresh Art International Research Guide, delves into a 60-minute podcast episode originally released in 2018. We examine the work of artists, curators, and creatives from across the globe to explore the theme of social engagement. The guide features hyperlinks to information about people, places, events, and art concepts, bios of artists and institutions, a supplementary reading list, discussion questions, and activities—all designed to deepen your experience of Fresh Art’s rich archival content.
Editor: Sarah Rovang
Designers: Julia Rudo, Mary Robnett, Freya Schlemmer
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Link to Original Episode: When Art Sparks Social Engagement
Fresh Art International: A resource for individuals, communities, and schools, our podcast combines interviews with field recordings and rich sound effects that inform and inspire each conversation. Keeping in mind both the curious and the cognoscenti, Fresh Art promotes and supports public access and awareness of the arts through a free digital archive of close to 300 episodes. Fresh Art brings you informed, balanced, and diverse stories through the lens of today’s art, film and architecture. Through a podcast, public talks, workshops, residencies and educational resources, Fresh Art engages with cultural communities at the center and fringe of art scenes around the world.