Socially Engaged Craft Collective: Craft as Social Practice
Dates of Exhibition Run : October 12 – November 18, 2018
Opening Reception : Friday, October 12 from 6:00-8:00pm
The FSU Museum of Fine Arts invites you to attend the Socially Engaged Craft Collective: Craft as Social Practice, opening on Friday, October 12, at 6:00 p.m. Socially engaged art can take any form, but key to each project is how the art objects and actions emerge through participation. Featuring new works by eight nationally-acclaimed artists, in Craft as Social Practice, interactions and relationships built through community and audience involvement are the medium. Through conversations, site visits, shared meals, and games of skill staged on the gallery floor, interactivity becomes its own aesthetic, with interviews and field documentation exhibited alongside hand-made objects. The socially engaged artist looks to improve their community or raise awareness of pressing social and environmental issues, and invites their audiences to acknowledge others’ perspectives and to consider ways that collaborative, participatory art making can be a catalyst for social change.
Craft as Social Practice includes works by Amanda Evans, Forrest Sincoff Gard, Jeni Hanson Gard, Holly Hanessian & Michael Austin Diaz, Anna Metcalfe, Cheyenne Rudolph, and nicole gugliotti. The exhibition will be open through Sunday, November 18.
For more information, please contact Meredith Lynn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
9:00-4:00 pm Monday-Friday; Saturday and Sunday 1:00-4:00pm.
CLOSED Veterans’ Day November 12.