Living as Form: Socially Engaged Art from 1991-2011, a groundbreaking exploration of art and activism over the past 20 years edited by Nato Thompson, has arrived! The book, co-published with MIT Press, continues the dialogue about social practice initiated in fall 2011 with theLiving as Form exhibition presented by Creative Time on NYC's Lower East Side. This full-color, lavishly illustrated publication documents over 100 socially engaged art projects from the past 20 years that take on social justice issues from healthcare and housing to prison reform and the environment.
Creative Time is celebrating with a book launch party on Monday, March 12 from 7-9PM at powerHouse Arena, located at 37 Main Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Refreshments will be served and Nato Thompson will offer a brief talk on the history of contemporary social practice. All are welcome and no RSVP is necessary.