Making Art, Making Society, Presentation by Amanda Crabtree (France), Director, artconnexion

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Making Art, Making Society, Presentation by Amanda Crabtree (France), Director, artconnexion

Description

Crabtree's presentation expores the New Patrons Protocol proposed by the French artist François Hers in 1990, which urged for art to enter into the civic sphere by creating a platform for citizens to commission artworks in response to the needs of their immediate environments and communities. Under the protocol, individuals and groups were able to assert the raison de'étre of art through the commissioning of new artworks, thereby activating a network of artistic amd cultural production-from artists, who devise the form of the work to cultural producers, who establish the various links required to bring together the knowledge and expertise needed for the realisation of the initiative, to elected political representatives, to funders, who supply the wherewithal to act and whose support show that in a democracy, the responsibility for art can be entrusted to civil society. While recognising the complexities in implementing socio-politcal shifts, Crabtree calls for a reconsideration of the convictions and prejudices on which present-day cultural polices are based. To recognise the capacity of civil society to fully assume its responsibility in the development of the art is, at the highest level, a political choice.

Part of Art, Urban Change, and the Public Sphere: Public Art Education Summit from 17 - 19 October 2019.

Date

2019-10-17

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Short Description

Crabtree's presentation expores the New Patrons Protocol proposed by the French artist François Hers in 1990, which urged for art to enter into the civic sphere by creating a platform for citizens to commission artworks in response to the needs of their immediate environments and communities.

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Audience

General

Location

Onsite (CCA)

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No

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No

Education

Yes

Collection

Citation

“Making Art, Making Society, Presentation by Amanda Crabtree (France), Director, artconnexion,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed June 27, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/2571.