“Is social practice about inclusion or exclusion? Is it really for everybody?” 100 Questions, 100 Days, posted on March 31, 2014 for Open Engagement conference, Queens Museum, NY, May 16-18, 2014
Arising from installation art, social practice has emerged in the past decade as a loosely defined genre that expresses the desire to make art that is living and action-based. Socially engaged art is characterized by its ostensible ability to allow genuine interpersonal human relationships to develop between artists and communities. If this statement is held to be true, then it follows that social practice is also an inclusionary art form, where it could be considered as accessible to everybody, ranging from artists, participants and observers.