Article consacré au projet "Art at Work" :
Art needs to be functional in any community within which it is being created. This way, the people can find reason to appreciate it; because it responds directly to their needs and demands. Upon such a background it is important to think of art and the artist as a vehicle of political, social and economic change.
But this aspect of virtual relevance creates a challenge for the artist to so eloquent in his art that he is understood by the tens or thousands of people who interact with it and, secondly, find a suitable location where his work can be easily accessed by the people.
The question of accessibility naturally brings into perspective the issue of art in public space. In this context, ideas can be borrowed from Art at Work, a project birthed by Visionary Africa which is an itinerant platform in Africa. The concern or rather objective of this institution is to, among other reasons, promote art in public space, specifically here, in African cities (...)
[Lire l'intégralité de l'article de Dominic Muwanguzi publié dans The Independant]
Art at Work Concept - Interview of Simon Njami :