Blaffer Art Museum and the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts host multi-disciplinary artist Lynne McCabe in residence during the 2012 fall semester. McCabe makes interactive work that explores the potentialities and limits of "social sculpture" through a social sculpture workshop that doubles as an exhibition. The term designates art that is produced collectively, often through a series of flexible parameters that the artist defines for herself, her participants, and her audiences.
By focusing on process, collaboration, interaction, and conversation, McCabe's work is a product of social engagement and active negotiation. These processes take varied forms for McCabe and include performance, installation, text, events, video and sound works. McCabe's social sculpture workshop will take Tuesday evenings, Aug. 28 through Dec. 4. This class-as-exhibition builds upon important precedents such as "Night School" at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, "Public Engagement" at the Hammer Museum at UCLA and "Pick Pocket Almanack" in San Francisco. The project will have an afterlife as a Blaffer publication.
Students, faculty and members of the public are encouraged to partake in the experience, but public participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested to participate and can commit to multiple course sessions, please send an email to Blaffer Art Museum.