Art as Social Action: An Introduction to the Principles and Practices of Teaching Social Practice Art
Authors Chloe Bass and Gregory Sholette regularly publish on Hyperallergic, a nationally-recognized art blog with over 100,000 followers, as well as in other publications and blogs such as Afterimage, Critical Inquiry, Artforum, Texte zur Kunst, October, FIELD: A Journal of Socially Engaged Art Criticism (online), and e-Flux journal. The authors' art education program, Social Practice Queens (SPQ), is part of the Art Department of Queens College CUNY and has been featured in the New York Times as one of the top socially engaged art MFA programs in the country (one of only two on the East Coast and the only in New York City). Author Greg Sholette regularly speaks around the world, including the College Art Association, the largest US-based organization for teachers of art, design, and art history. His upcoming lectures will take place in Bogota, Colombia; Hull, United Kingdom; Dubln, Ireland; Havana, Cuba; and New York City. Author Chloe Bass speaks around the US; her upcoming lectures will take place in New Haven, Newark, New York, New Orleans, Nashville, Dartmouth, and Wichita. Social Practice Queens (SPQ) is the only socially engaged art program to partner with a prominent community-focused art museum, the Queens Museum of Art. Social Practice Queens (SPQ) receives support from prominent funders at the intersection of art and activism, including the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation and the Vilcek Foundation.