How is tending a garden connected to prison abolition? 2020 Creative Capital Grantee jackie sumell’s social practice shows that both require similar care, fortitude, and collaboration. An offshoot of her Creative Capital Project, The Abolitionist’s Apothecary & Tea Party, the installation Growing Abolition is currently on view at MoMA PS1.
How does one transform an abandoned gas station and convenience store into a dynamic community space? SuttonBeresCuller (Creative Capital Grantee 2008)—otherwise knows as John Sutton, Ben Beres, and Zac Culler—address this challenge with their Creative Capital Project, Mini Mart City Park, debuting next week in Seattle, WA.
Our inaugural Creative Capital Carnival on June 30, 2022 was an epic celebration of artists, freedom of expression, and our care for our community. We had a blast discovering never-before-seen artist projects-in-progress, making new connections, and dancing past the Statue of Liberty at sunset! It was our most accessible and inclusive artist gathering in our
Using techniques of durational observation, Daniel Eisenberg’s (2012 Creative Capital Grantee) film The Unstable Object II reveals the deeper meanings of these objects and sites, and in our world where the nature of work is radically changing, allows us the time and space to consider our own place in the order of things. Premiering this week at FIDMarseille, the film reveals paradigms of contemporary production, organization, and labor.
The unprecedented decision of the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade and end the constitutional right to abortion has spurred many of us to action. In the days and months ahead, those of us who believe in reproductive justice will be making our case in the streets, in the courts, and in the halls of legislative bodies. As we turn to this important work, it is crucial that we do not ignore a realm that has a fraught relationship to politics: the practice of art and its power to change us.