The Socially Engaged Art of Provincetown's Jay Critchley, with Janis Bergman-Carton
Wednesday afternoons from 2-3:30 p. m.
April 27, May 18, and 25 on Zoom
May 4, 11 in person at Wellfleet Harbor Actor's Theater (W.H.A.T.)
This class provides a window into “socially engaged art,” visually compelling contemporary art that aims to affect its community and environment in a real (rather than symbolic) way. Provincetown’s Jay Critchley is one such artist. Critchley generates conceptual work with an enduring impact locally (Provincetown Community Compact, Re-Rooters Day Ceremony, Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla) and globally, from Argentina and Colombia to England, Holland, Germany, and Japan. We will look at Critchley in a larger global context of socially engaged art by such figures as Ai Wei Wei, Tania Bruguera, Theaster Gates, and Olafar Eliuason - four of the most dynamic creative thinkers in the art world today.