“The power of art is unlimited for social change.”
In many places, social interaction seems to have become porous. In our hyper-connective, digital everyday lives and the (post-)pandemic period, opinions prosper in information bubbles, hermetically demarcated, and so give rise to new social realities. The question of how a democratic community could be re-imagined and renegotiated is becoming urgent.
A statement made by artist Adrian Piper in the 1960s, “The power of art is unlimited for social change”, still carries weight today. But how can change be successful? How is it possible to break down unyielding points of view and generate permeable spaces where collaboration can emerge, communities be formed, and approaches to reciprocal learning be established?
Starting out from these questions, Art in Public Space Tyrol 2022 will be devoted to social practices in art: It will operate participatively, collaboratively and dialogically, in both rural and urban spaces. By incorporating local conditions, fields of artistic action will emerge, within which collective interaction and togetherness are discussed, formulated and applied.
Artistic Director: Petra Poelzl
Team: Cornelia Reinisch-Hofmann, Janine Zumtobel
Design: SUPER STUDIO