Check these projects out that engage with teens, youth, and community groups
Dread Scott: Or Does It Explode?
“…Or Does it Explode?” is a collaborative artwork with Dread Scott and Philadelphia youth. The project is commissioned and coordinated by the ArtWorks! program of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. …Or Does it Explode will be an outdoor public artwork that consists of 12 human scale full body photographic portraits of the teenagers in illuminated lightboxes. The boxes are supplemented by an audio component of the youths speaking about their hopes and dreams. [more]
Pawel Althamer and children from Kassel, Frühling
Twelve years after his participation in documenta X, Kunsthalle Fridericianum presents the new exhibition project Frühling (Spring) by Pawel Althamer (Warsaw, 1967). For Frühling the artist invited several hundred children from Kassel to occupy over 1.000 square metres of the Fridericianum, the historically charged, world-famous exhibition site, which had been a library and a parliament building in the past. Althamer’s main aim is to enliven and transform the museum with the help of the children’s youthful, bold, and above all “unbound creativity”. The children are the project managers, the main actors, while Althamer plays the role of their guest and assistant. [more]
Project Row Houses, Houston, Texas
Founded by artist Rick Lowe in 1993, Project Row Houses believes that art—and the community it creates—can be the foundation for revitalizing depressed inner-city neighborhoods [more]
Explore both the art and community sections
Suzanne Lacy, an internationally known artist whose work includes installations, video, and large-scale performances on social themes and urban issues.
Wendy Ewald is also an interesting artist to look at in this context
LINKS: Wendy Ewald, Institute of International Studies, UC Berkeley (only up to 1998)
Wendy Ewald, Blackbird