May 13- 15, 2011 Open Engagement - 2011 Art & Social Practice
The Open Engagement conference is an initiative of Portland State University's Art and Social Practice MFA concentration. Directed by Jen Delos Reyes and planned in conjunction with Harrell Fletcher and the Art and Social Practice students, this year's conference features internationally renowned artists Julie Ault, Fritz Haeg, and Pablo Helguera. The work by these artists' touch on subjects including democracy, group work, the boundary (or lack there of) between art and life, education, and transdisciplinarity. In addition, Open Engagement will play host to the Bureau for Open Culture, the Bruce High Quality Foundation University, and a summit on art and education. The summit features students and faculty from MFA programs focusing on public and social art, including OTIS College of Art and Design, the University of California Santa Cruz, and the California College of the Arts.