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Pro/Deuce: Arts and Community

The panel Pro/Deuce: Dualities and Dichotomies in Community-Based Arts Practices brought together a diverse group of internationally recognized artists for a critical dialogue on the ability of socially engaged art and community art centers to address a variety of challenges facing urban centers. The conversation addressed politics, both within local communities and as related to development concerns, issues of race and class (where they come up and how they’re negotiated), and questions of sustainability.

Panelists include Edgar Arceneaux, co-founder of the Watts House Project in Los Angeles, Rick Lowe, founder of Project Row House in Houston, Daniel Seiple, founder of KUNSTrePUBLIK in Berlin, and Marion Wilson, founder of 601 Tully in Syracuse. The discussion was moderated by Nato Thompson, chief curator of Creative Time, New York and organized by Laura Heyman, associate professor in the Department of Transmedia at Syracuse University, with support from the SU Humanities Center and the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Recorded April 18, 2013 at the Clocktower Gallery in New York City.



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