New news

I've been hard at work in the past few months. Most of my time has been given over to working on special projects for the Outsider Art Fair, which was a huge success.

I also have a few writing projects coming to fruition: a piece on Nek Chand for TAKE on Art Magazine, a contemporary art journal based in India, and...(drumroll please...) my essay "On the Solutions-Oriented Approach in Relational Practice" will be published as part of Service Media, a new book on socially-engaged art published by Green Lantern Press. It's been a few years in the making and I'm so excited that it is now available on pre-order!

I've also started to cover NYC on a monthly basis for Bad at Sports. So, check in on the last Wendesday of each month for my posts!


Unlocking DIY as an Art Form


My latest entry on A Blade of Grass Foundation's blog is now up! Click on over to check it out. While you're there, also make sure to catch up on some of the amazing projects they've been supporting - like No Longer Empty's This Side of Paradise, an exhibition of site-specific work in the historic Andrew Freedman Home in the Bronx.


Artist/Curator/Educator Remix: A Dialogue

Join us for this discussion!

Practices of artists, curators, and educators shape and are shaped by pedagogy, community involvement and responsibility, and the role of art and artists in society. Add your voice to this lively discussion that will explore how artists, curators and educators are addressing these issues and questions in their work.

When: 5:30 PM FRIDAY, APRIL 27

5:30 - 6 p.m.     Reception with light refreshments

6 - 7:30 p.m.     Program


Luis Camnitzer is an artist/educator/curator and Pedagogy Advisor for the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation. Luis’s work has appeared in numerous exhibitions, and is represented in the permanent collections of various international institutions including Tate Modern, MoMA, and El Museo del Barrio. He is also a frequent contributor to the magazine ArtNexus.

Juliana Driever is a contemporary art curator, educator, and writer. She is the former Curator for the Queens Borough Public Library, and Associate Director of Gigantic ArtSpace, and is currently an adjunct professor at The City College of New York. Her main interests lie with art in the public realm, particularly practice that engages site-specific and participatory work in both temporary and permanent installations

 Rosanna Flouty is an education professional with a commitment to building site-specific technology programming for museums. She most recently oversaw public programming for the BMW Guggenheim Lab in New York City. Rosanna is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in urban education with a focus in interactive technology and pedagogy from the CUNY Graduate Center.

Sarah Lookofsky is a Faculty Member and Instructor for Curatorial Studies in the Independent Study Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Radhika Subramaniam is the Director/Chief Curator of the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center and an assistant professor of art and design history and theory at Parsons The New School for Design. She was also the founding and executive editor of Connect: art.politics.theory.practice, an interdisciplinary art journal published by Arts International.

Event website:

Cost per non-member: $5.00



New! Smart! Good! Read! Now!

Head on over to A Blade of Grass Foundation's blog to check out the latest post on my continuing research into the connections between so-called "self-taught" and social art.

In this installment, I cover the idea of "locality," and what it can mean to be making local art through the socially-engaged/self-taught lens.

In the coming weeks, I will be introducing more concepts in an effort to hone my working thesis.

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Art in Odd Places 2012: MODEL

It's out! The call for proposals for the eighth installment of Art in Odd Places is available online. This year's festival is going to be major. Check it out:

Art in Odd Places (AiOP) invites citizens from all walks of life and from anywhere in this world to propose projects for its eighth installment in New York City. Taking place from October 5–15, 2012, along 14th Street from Avenue C to the Hudson River in New York City, AiOP 2012: MODEL will proclaim 14th Street as the largest and longest runway in the world. MODEL intends to take pedestrians off their predictable paths and move them into a new awareness of their everyday landscape. Citizens are encouraged to shape the unnoticed planes of the 14th Street geography, imagining the possibilities of what could be.  

We are all citizens of the MODEL runway. We live, work, walk, occupy, reminisce, two-step, eat, drink, dance, smell, trip, feel, and dream 14th Street from east to west. 14th Street is our public showroom, free laboratory, open vitrine, inclusive procession, movement mall, evolving plaza, and liberated space. No door will separate us.  

Through the festival platform, AiOP recognizes its innovative, community-focused predecessors and contemporaries, including the individuals and collectives who have brought creativity outdoors through block parties, happenings, vendors, DIY, actions, busking, break dancers, street art, live theater, raves, futurism, constructivism, internationalism, soapboxes, architecture, and everyday people.  Sharing your ideas, dreams, and energy is what drives this festival. We are open.  

We encourage moving models, walking theories, practices, and projects that will sashay, promenade, swagger, roll, prance, play, aspire, duckwalk, run, jump, drop, tap, crawl, and strut. The results will be celebrated, presented, demonstrated, and paraded on 14th Street. They will occur along this corridor in plain view, exposed, transparent, accessible, interactive, tangible, engaged, audible, robust, and colorful.  

AiOP explores the rich history, configuration, and heterogeneous communities along this highly trafficked corridor. AiOP aims to stretch the boundaries of communication in the public realm by presenting projects in all disciplines outside the confines of traditional public space regulations. Projects engage passersby, providing them with a new perspective of an otherwise familiar environment through site-specific installations, social and spatial interventions, video and audio projects, performance, new media, and other inventive, ephemeral, and time-based practices. The festival aims to broaden the public’s outlook on art, city dwelling, and social conventions, and acts as a reminder that public spaces function as the epicenter for diverse social interactions and the unfettered exchange of ideas. 

AiOP 2012 Guest Lead Curator: Edwin Ramoran 

AiOP 2012 Guest Curators: Salley May &  Shaun J. Wright 

AiOP Founder and Director: Ed Woodham 


For guidelines and application please visit 

Questions? Email: 

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