Social and Civic Practice in Performance: Presentation & Discussion
As part of our public programs exploring topical issues, ideas, and inquiries in art and performance, PICA co-presents with Portland State University’s Art & Social Practice Program an afternoon with leading artist and thinker Michael Rohd, whose work investigates the intersection of art, democracy, and civic engagement. Known for provoking artists and cultural institutions to ask difficult questions about how and why we do what we do, Rohd will make a keynote lecture and facilitate small-group breakout discussions exploring the ethics of intentionality and engagement in participatory and community-based art forms, driving us to consider what social practice might have to learn from civic practice.
Throughout the program, local and visiting artists, curators, and scholars in socially engaged art and performance will share their own urgent questions and concerns on these themes. Following the two-hour interactive program, join us for a complimentary happy hour on PICA’s rooftop deck.
Read Michael Rohd’s essay about the distinction between "social" and "civic" practice on HowlRound.