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Visual and Dramatic Arts
Dean of Humanities

Speaker: Pelin Tan
Assistant Professor
New Media Department, Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey

Socially Engaged Art Practices and Urban Commons

Thursday, March 7, 2013
5:00 PM  to 7:00 PM

Rice University
6100 Main St
Houston, Texas, USA

The topic of the lecture is about recent socially engaged art practices in urban space that deals with the current economical and social crisis. By providing some examples of the process of the artistic practices from Athens, Hong Kong, Kyoto and other cities such issues will be discussed: The engagement methodologies, autonomy and search for alternative livelihoods and models of dissemination of surplus. This lecture is part of the Rice Arts in the Humanities Lecture Series and is a collaborative lecture brought together by the Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts, University of Houston, and the Museum of Fine Arts Core Fellow Program. The Arts in the Humanities Lecture Series is generously supported by the Jerome Segal Endowment in the Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts as well as the Dean of the School of Humanities. For more information, including directions and parking, visit ARTS.RICE.EDU.

Biography of Pelin Tan:
Trained in Sociology and Art History, Dr. Tan completed her PhD. on socially engaged art practices in urban space, and her postdoc on artistic research at Art, Culture and Technology program at MIT (2011). She co-directed "2084, episode I" a video on artist run culture future (with A.Vidokle). Tan was a research fellow of The Japan Foundation where she conducted a research on artist run spaces. Currently, she is assistant professor at the New Media Dept. of Kadir Has University, Istanbul.

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