Useful Art

April 23, 2011: A Conversation on Useful Art

(Check out the photos from the event)

The event, held in conjunction with the Useful Art Association, featured an introduction by Tania Bruguera, followed by a series of brief presentations with Mel Chin, Beka Economopoulos from Not An Alternative, Rick Lowe, Jorge Munguia from Pase Usted, and Patrick Bernier/Olive Martin followed by responses from Nato Thompson, Chief Curator at Creative Time; Tom Finkelpearl, Executive Director, Queens Museum of Art; Larissa Harris, Curator, Queens Museum of Art; and Gregory Sholette, Chair, MFA Studio Art Program, Queens College CUNY. Claire Bishop, Associate Professor of Art History, CUNY Graduate Center, representatives from local immigrant community organizations Make the Road, New York, and N.I.C.E. (New Immigrant Community Empowerment), and New York City Council Member Julissa Ferreras.

Video Documentation of A Conversation on Useful Art
Part 1. Definition of Useful Art and Introduction – Tania Bruguera
Part 2. Not an Alternative: Let It Out
Part 3. Mel Chin: Revival Field
Part 4. Rick Lowe: Project Row Houses
Part 5. Patrick Bernier and Olive Martin: Jurisprudence
Part 6. Pase Usted: Genera
Part 7. Disscussion