Expo Chicago



From September 19-23, 2012 the Hyde Park Art Center will host Jen Delos Reyes and the Center for Art and Social Practice at Expo Chicago where they will present, “Selling It.” The Center for Art and Social Practice is directed by Jen Delos Reyes and was developed out of PSU’s Art and Social Practice MFA program. “Selling It” is an extension of and precursor to the Center for Art and Social Practice the Center which Delos Reyes will bring to the Hyde Park Art Center the summer of 2013. “Selling It” provides representation for artists who have created socially engaged work from across the country at the fair exploring of the place and role of socially engaged art in a market system.

Who and what is represented and how if the work is not primarily by nature object based? How can these practices be financially viable? Are there alternate funding sources to support this kind of work that can come from the market system? How are artists, participants and collaborators compensated, or not?

The Center for Art and Social Practice addresses the need for the support of research, consulting, presentations/interventions, and public programming within the field of art and social practice. The Center is dedicated to the idea that artists can develop and utilize their own artistic skills to engage in society and their own communities, as well as hold the mission of serving as a hub that fosters dialogues between artists and institutions invested in this way of working.

Represented artists and projects included at Expo:

Harrell Fletcher

Lee Walton

Lori Gordon

Ariana Jacob

Crystal Baxley

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