Culture in Action: A Public Art Program of Sculpture Chicago

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The Chicago-based art program "Culture in Action" addressed such pressing urban issues as minority youth leadership and gang violence, HIV/AIDS caregiving, public housing, multicultural demographics and neighborhood, achievements by women, labor and management relations, and ecology. "Culture in Action" took place from 1992 through 1993 and was organized by Sculpture Chicago, a decade-old visual arts organization that specializes in unique public art and education programs. Seeking to bridge art and life, eight ...
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Overview

The Chicago-based art program "Culture in Action" addressed such pressing urban issues as minority youth leadership and gang violence, HIV/AIDS caregiving, public housing, multicultural demographics and neighborhood, achievements by women, labor and management relations, and ecology. "Culture in Action" took place from 1992 through 1993 and was organized by Sculpture Chicago, a decade-old visual arts organization that specializes in unique public art and education programs. Seeking to bridge art and life, eight innovative artist and community partnerships unfolded with results as diverse as a storefront hydroponic garden, a new line of candy, and an ecological field station. These investigations into urban artmaking were activated by participating artists selected by curator Mary Jane Jacob for their interest in critical social issues and testing the boundaries of public art.
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Organized by Jacob (director of Sculpture Chicago), Culture in Action was a community-based art project that took place in Chicago in 1992-1993. Aimed at bringing art to urban communities not considered part of the museum- and gallery-going public, each of the eight component projects involved the collaboration of an artist and a particular community with whom the artist chose to work. A former New York Times critic, Brenson delves into each project, highlighting its importance as a teaching tool, as a creative solution to urban problems and as a means of engendering communication between communities. ``Encountering the artistic collaborations in neighborhoods, members of the gallery and museum worlds were the outsiders,'' says Brenson. Unfortunately, the question of museum-exhibitions programming is never raised. While Olson is versed in artspeak, her writing is impressively straightforward on the value of public art; she cites previous examples of art in the public sphere and answers her own question: ``How can the arts become a meaningful part of everyday existence?'' The answer: ``Public art accepts and claims an unbounded infinite audience simply by being in public view.'' Together, these essays and subsequent chapters describing each project are thoughtful, smart reflections on the concepts and the power of art beyond the walls of our institutions. Illustrations. (Apr.)
Library Journal
Since the early 1980s, Sculpture Chicago has fostered plenty of good public art, but, more recently, an offshoot called Culture in Action has ventured directly into the neighborhoods. Appropriately named, this program encourages work that not only addresses social issues but simply cannot exist without human interaction. This volume describes eight separate projects that are both site- and audience-specific. On the surface, a video block party, a parade, and a hydroponic garden may not seem much like art, but in the spirit of Joseph Beuys, the elements making up these events resonate with multilayered significance. Each project proves to be overwhelmingly positive and constructive for the participants, exemplifying the maxim "out of the museum and into the streets." While some of the text here reads like a grant proposal, ultimately, this book resurrects the power of shamanism in a modern context. For general art collections in all libraries.-Susan M. Olcott, Columbus Metropolitan Lib., Ohio
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Describes and illustrates the innovative process of public dialogue and involvement that underlay eight works of public art in Chicago, in a project organized by Mary Jane Jacob. Among the works are a multi-neighborhood parade, a community storefront hydroponic garden for HIV/AIDS patients, a new line of candy produced with members of a candy-making union, and a video installation by teenagers from the tough West Town neighborhood. No index or bibliography. Published by Bay West, 115 West Denny Way, Seattle, WA 98119-4205. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780941920315
  • Publisher: Bay Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/1995
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 8.26 (w) x 9.99 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6
New Art, New Audiences: Experiments in Public Art 10
Healing in Time 16
Outside the Loop 50
Eight Projects 62
Full Circle: Suzanne Lacy and A Coalition of Chicago Women 64
Tele-Vecindario: Inigo Manglano-Ovalle and Street-Level Video 76
Flood: Haha and Flood: A Volunteer Network for Active Participation in Healthcare 88
Naming Others: Manufacturing Yourself: Robert Peters with Mushroom Pickers, Ghosts, Frogs, and other Others 98
The Chicago Urban Ecology Action Group: Mark Dion and The Chicago Urban Ecology Action Group 106
We Got It! The Workforce Makes the Candy of Their Dreams: Simon Grennan, Christopher Sperandio, and The Bakery, Confectionery and Tobacco Workers' International Union of America Local No. 552 114
Eminent Domain: Kate Ericson, Mel Ziegler, and A Resident Group of Ogden Courts Apartments 122
Consequences of a Gesture and 100 Victories/10,000 Tears: Daniel J. Martinez and The West Side Three-Point Marchers 132
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