Thank you to the team at Open Engagement, the Queens Museum, Social Practice Queens, and every presenter and participant who made Open Engagement possible this year.
Open Engagement is an international conference that sets out to explore various perspectives on art and social practice, and expand the dialogue around socially engaged art making. Founded and directed by Jen Delos Reyes, the 2014 Open Engagement conference was co-presented by A Blade of Grass and the Queens Museum, and took place at the Queens Museum, New York Hall of Science, the Queens Theater, Immigrant Movement International, and various locations around New York. As in the past, Open Engagement included a partnership with graduate programs featuring art and social engagement. This year this partnership included a number of New York-based programs led by Social Practice Queens at Queens College, CUNY.