Susy Bielak
artist / curator / writer

susybielak@gmail.com


2014

An Artists’ Congress

In 2014, I conceived and presented An Artists’ Congress at the Block Museum. The Artists’ Congress was an interdisciplinary public forum that brought together artists, scholars, and activists to address contemporary issues of art and social change. Organized in conjunction with the Block’s exhibition “The Left Front: Radical Art in the “Red Decade,” 1929–1940,” the Artists’ Congress took Left Front member Louis Lozowick’s question “What Should Revolutionary Artists Do Today?” as its point of departure. Inspired by the collaborative practice of the Left Front, I partnered with Michael Rakowitz and Daniel Tucker to build a discursive process to consider what’s at stake in socially engaged practice today in Chicago We created platforms including an open call to source the material that would be presented at the culminating day-long congress.


 

Next project: → Museum of Non Participation: The New Deal

Previous project: ← Nightshift

Artists Congress poster outlines FINAL bleed
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