Forms of Action will explore current international developments in socially engaged art practices, looking at both form and content. It also aims to present a diverse series of approaches that transform spectatorship and the role of artists in society.
Artist(s) Kim Dhillon, Adelita Husni-Bey, Daniel Godínez Nivón, Katia Kameli, Dimitri Launder, Victoria Lomasko, Asunción Molinos Gordo
Venue CCA Glasgow
Photography Alan Dimmick
This exhibition forms part of a significant shift from a more traditional understanding of art and its usual environment, in to an understanding of art in the cut and thrust of ordinary life. As this takes place, it is beginning to influence a genuine change in art practice.
In that very spirit, the exhibition will underline the validity of these approaches as artistic projects in themselves, and not solely as social development strategies. Participating artists will address a diverse range of issues, including, but not limited to, the socio-cultural implications of food and agriculture; second wave feminism; material studies; written language and radical gardening, using storytelling, sound, photography, performance, graphic reportage and other creative interventions. The exhibition seeks not to document outcomes, but rather, illustrate practices. The main focus of Forms of Action is the implementation of art and creativity as a way to address issues in society. Art becomes the ‘how’ to transform reality rather than the ‘what’ to be delivered to specific audiences.