The Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts presents Citizen Culture: Artists and Architects Shape Policy, an exhibition that explores the intersection of art and politics and doubles as a platform for open dialogue and engagement. The exhibition runs from February 5, 2015 through April 25, 2015.
Citizen Culture features the work of artists, architects, designers, creative thinkers, and collectives who have reshaped public policy using aesthetic strategies: Ala Plástica (Silvina Babich and Alejandro Meitín), Tania Bruguera, Suzanne Lacy, Michael Maltzan, The Medellín Diagram (Teddy Cruz, Fonna Forman, Matthias Goerlich, and Alejandro Echeverri), Antanas Mockus with Futuro Moncada, and Tamms Year Ten (TY10), a legislative art project led by artist Laurie Jo Reynolds in conjunction with an activist coalition of prisoners, ex-prisoners, families, and citizens.
Through photographs, videos, maps, drawings, architectural models, performances, and activism, Citizen Culture celebrates the power of art to spark dialogue, create new modes of civic engagement, and transform the laws by which cities and citizens are governed.
Organized by independent curator Lucía Sanromán, the exhibition spans projects from six cities in the Americas: Oakland, California; Los Angeles, California; Chicago, Illinois; Medellín, Colombia; Bogotá, Colombia; and La Plata, Argentina. Citizen Culture examines effectiveness and outcomes within the growing field of social practice by exclusively featuring projects that have transformed legislation and society.
A full exhibition description can be found here