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Bawwaba: Sanación / Healing focuses on community, healing and art’s social purpose

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Source: Stirworld

During Art Dubai’s curators’ exchange session, Emiliano Valdes, the curator of the fair’s Bawwaba section referred to a widely misinterpreted Mahatma Gandhi quote: “Be the change you want to see in the world.” The employment of this quote to produce a willingness to transform by placing the onus onto oneself is tweaked to examine our positions and actions and the impact it has on our planet. Valdes notes, “Every action is political” whilst reminding us how artists must operate on two levels—while thinking about the world they must also introspect on our relationship with ourselves. Situated in Hall A instead of its usual section, this is conceptually the strongest edition of the segment so far. However, one can’t ignore the wide presence of Indian artists and galleries to the detriment of its ‘Global South’ claim.

Read more: https://www.stirworld.com/see-features-bawwaba-sanacion-healing-focuses-on-community-healing-and-art-s-social-purpose

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SOCIALLY ENGAGED ART THROUGH YAN XIE’S CURATORIAL PRACTICE

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Source: FAD magazine

Yan Xie (AA) currently lives and works in London as a curator focused on the new generation of artists. After four years of experience in museums, galleries, and auction houses in China, and after earning a BA in Art Management, she moved to London to begin a new phase in her art career. While studying and conducting research at the Royal College of Art, she developed an interest in socially engaged art practices, particularly through her graduate project.

“For us, to share” is a co-curate public programme of the Royal College of Art Curating Contemporary Art graduate project in partnership with Southwark Park Galleries. The project, through almost one-year planning, preparation and engagement, explores ideas of home via food, spice, and the in-between space of translation with refugees, migrants, asylum seekers and residents from the Bosco Centre in Rotherhithe. This project exemplifies the power of personal narratives and communal storytelling. The curatorial collective, including Yan Xie, has done a commendable job in bringing this unique experience to life. The use of food, recipes, and stories as mediums of expression is both innovative and deeply personal, allowing participants to connect with their heritage and share their experiences in an intimate and meaningful way. 

Read more: https://fadmagazine.com/2024/06/03/socially-engaged-art-through-yan-xies-curatorial-practice/

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ARTivism: Local professor teaches students the power of using art as activism

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Source: Spectrum News13

As Spectrum News 13 celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we’re highlighting leaders making unique impacts in our community. In DeLand, university professor and scholar Dr. Rajni Shankar-Brown is teaching her students about the power of using art as activism.

For Shankar-Brown, love of education started at a young age.

“I give so much deep gratitude to my amma, my mom,” she said. “My amma instilled this deep, deep love of learning from a very young age.”

It’s a passion that’s carried through into adulthood, when Shankar-Brown started her career as a teacher. Now, she’s an education professor and the Jessie Ball duPont Endowed Chair of Social Justice Education at Stetson University.

Read more: https://mynews13.com/fl/orlando/news/2024/05/14/artivism-rajni-shankar-brown

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