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Open Engagement, April 29-May 1, 2016


Presentations featuring A Blade of Grass and ABOG Fellows:

Thurs, April 28, 10 AM-6 PM: Join ABOG Executive Director Deborah Fisher and 2014 ABOG Fellow Brett Cook at the CROSS-SECTOR @ UC Berkeley Arts Research Center pre-conference, which is free and open to the public with registration (The Magnes Collection, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA). Click here to learn more.

Sat, April 30, 12-1:30 PM: Join us for a special 45-minute screening of FIELDWORKS: Season One, followed by a Q&A with Brett Cook (featured in Season One) and Laura Raicovich, Executive Director of the Queens Museum (Lecture Hall – Level 1, Oakland Museum of California). Click here to learn more. 

Sat, April 30, 1:40-1:55 PM: Join 2015 ABOG Fellow Sol Aramendi for a presentation of her project, Apps for Power: A Collaboration with Day Laborers (High Bay Gallery, Great Hall — Level 2, Oakland Museum of California). Click here to learn more. 

Sat, April 30, 7:30-9 PM: 2015 ABOG Fellow Suzanne Lacy will deliver Open Engagement’s opening keynote (High Bay Gallery, Oakland Museum of California). Click here to learn more. 

Sun, May 1, 12-12:15 PM: Join 2015 ABOG Fellow Nigel Poor for Photography at San Quentin Prison: Finding a Personal Narrative (High Bay Gallery, Great Hall — Level 2, Oakland Museum of California). Click here to learn more. 

Sun, May 1, 12:30-1:30 PM: Join Deborah Fisher and artist Paul Ramirez Jonas for Value Propositions for Socially Engaged Projects, which will consider the power socially engaged artists have to frame their work in terms of its value proposition (Rishell Court – Garden, Oakland Museum of California). Click here to learn more.

Sun, May 1, 2:30-4:30 PM: Join Deborah Fisher, ABOG Director of Field Research Jan Cohen-Cruz, and many others for a discussion on Collaboration Across Research Platforms in Socially-Engaged Art (Studio Classroom — Level 1, Oakland Museum of California). Click here to learn more.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR OE 2016.

OE header_black A Blade of Grass is delighted to participate in Open Engagement (OE) – an annual, three-day, artist-led conference dedicated to expanding the dialogue around and creating a site of care for the field of socially engaged art. The conference highlights the work of transdisciplinary artists, activists, students, scholars, community members, and organizations working within the complex social issues and struggles of our time.

Attending the conference? Join us for a screening of FIELDWORKS: Season One on Saturday, April 30! Click here to learn more.

Open Engagement 2016 — POWER will take place April 29–May 1, 2016, at the Oakland Museum of California and additional sites throughout the Bay Area. The conference theme will be guided by the curatorial vision of René de Guzman and feature keynote speakers Angela Davis and ABOG Fellow Suzanne Lacy. Click here to learn more.

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