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Week 2: Exhibitions and Performance Art

Resources
Art Activism Resource

Exhibitions
Design for the Other 90% Exhibit (Video)
Design for the Other 90% Website

Performance Art and Body Art
History of Performance Art

Bill Shannon -Performance Artist
(Video) PopTech 2007 Alternate Video
3rdi Online Exhibit

(Related: Artist Forced to Remove Headcam)

Week 1/ Day 2: Homework -Paintings, Exhibitions, Installations, Murals, and Stills

Homework due printed on paper at the start of next class:



1. Read/Look at the following links:
Favela Painting Project Home
Can Paint Promote Social Change?
(Blog Article, Favela Paint Project, Brazil)

Links to Art, Installations, Exhibits, and Crafts attempting to promote/create positive social change

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Born Into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids

Everywhere I travel I try to visit local museums to explore what they have to offer, and even in my hometown of Los Angeles it’s easy to find a variety of galleries and shows. I really enjoy exhibits that have a purpose and that contribute towards a cause… because you know that your participation makes a difference. I admire artists who take their creative skill set to build something that helps others.

The piece I selected, which is also a documentary and non-profit organization is called “Born into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids” and it was created in 2004 by Zana Briski and Ross Kauffman. When you watch the film it really gives you a look into the lives of these amazing children who are trying to survive in the dangerous place of Calcutta. On the website, they explain the project as “a tribute to the resiliency of childhood and the restorative power of art” which I think is the perfect way of explaining the project. Briski went to Calcutta originally to photograph the prostitutes of the area and was overwhelmed and immediately drawn to the children who play an unwilling part in Calcutta’s unfortunate system of crime and prostitution.
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