Institute of Prophetic Activist Art

Date:
September 21, 2015 - December 14, 2015
Venue:
Location:
161A chrystie street
New York, NY 10002,
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I am ecstatic to announce that I will begin teaching my activist art model, Prophetic Activist Art, as a seminar in New York this fall.  Dixon Place is sponsoring this laboratory for activist artists and their projects.  The Institute ihas 11 wonderful and professional activist artists who will build their projects during the semester-long seminar, basing their work in my manifesto/handbook of art activism: Prophetic Activist Art: Handbook for a Spiritual Revolution  (Centre for Human Ecology, Scotland, 2014).  

This model utilizes art to infiltrate and co-opt political, business and social structures to inspire specific and quantifiable social change.  Prophetic Activism is based on the idea that true social transformation must come from within societal pillars, and the best manner of implementing change is to influence these power centers.

The eight session seminar will introduce artists to the specific ideas of the model, including co-opting political, business and social energy; partnering with non-profit groups; making liaisons with other artists; utilizing unusual exhibition and outreach methods; “Machiavellian” activism; how to build a project from inception through completion; how to imagine and successfully attain quantifiable activist goals and other specific aspects of a Prophetic Activist Art intervention.

You can follow our progress on the Institute's blog: http://propheticiactivistart.blogspot.com