Kimberly McKinnis

CSU Fullerton

Interstice: New Economies for Creative Communities 

Interstice: New Economies for Creative Communities, is framed as a recent historical survey that speaks about the relevance and contribution of past artistic practices that have contributed to a particular direction in art making now beyond the year 2012. Beginning with the 1970's, this show examines an artistic journey that spans the movements of pre and post relational aesthetics, social aesthetics, participatory artwork, and art and social practice.Two dimensional, three dimensional, video and performance works as well as a variety of educational programming are included in our scope. The goal of this show is to speak, and raise awareness about, the roots of current relational and community based art practices as well as the future of those practices. We are very interested a curatorial concept that functions within the context of how fine art, and fine art exhibitions can benefit and contribute to the community and the values and projects within communities.

Art is it’s own currency: it can reside outside the conversation of money, helping to develop new economies. The artist lives in a world where one is free to make. Although western culture operates within the capitalist structure, rewriting the rules is accessible. This is an exploration of those incongruities.

Our goal is to create a conversation between artists who step away from or question traditional economic structures calling attention the phenomenon that is today’s Art Market. The nature of Art and means of distribution are changing with the globalization of the world. The functionality of art is no longer living only within the gallery walls. Art is free to do is at it pleases, define and redefine: a continuous conversation. “The artwork now looks like a social interstice and in which these experiences and these new ‘life possibilities’ prove to be possible.” (Bourriaud 170) 

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Installation View 

Fallen Fruit,  Fruit Meditation , 2012 performance 

Fallen Fruit, Fruit Meditation, 2012 performance 

Tom Marioni, The Act of Drinking Beer with Friends Is the Highest Form of Art, 1970-1979, photo documentation