Participation was essential to the six dynamic, interactive public projects incubated through Now + There's first Public Art Accelerator this year. From planting sunflowers, telling a story, playing the drums, posing for a portrait, to resting and reflecting, these projects asked not only to be seen but to be used and experienced.
Possibilities of Participation brings together the first cohort of Accelerator artists as well as project participants to explore the relationship between public art and experience. How do these projects shift our perception of our neighborhoods and city? What can we accomplish together through an interactive public art project that we couldn't otherwise? Who benefits from participation? And crucially, does experience equal art? Join us for a lively conversation as we survey each of the 2018 projects and talk about the potential of participation in Boston’s contemporary public art. Moderated by Now + There's 2018 critic in residence Leah Triplett Harrington, panelists include Sharon Amuguni, Katarina Burin, Luis Cotto, Ryan Edwards, Lina Maria Giraldo, Cynthia Gunadi and Joel Lamere, Stephen Hamilton, and Ekua Holmes.
This panel is free but we ask you to let us know you’re coming so we can provide ample refreshments.