ARTICLE 2012: Dialogues
Stavanger | SKUR2 | 5 - 28 October 2012
Art is about changing people’s perspectives. Making aesthetic objects, such as sculptures or paintings, is only one way to provoke such changes. Many artists nowadays however respond to the urgent issues of our times by shaping dialogues instead. To facilitate such dialogues, artists are stepping out of their workspaces and exhibition venues to enter into the public arena and engage communities around critically important problems. Whether through design scenarios, installation art, or interventions in public space, these artists’ primary aim is to provoke or stimulate conversation, pushing individuals and communities towards reflection.