The Schoolhouse and the Bus | until 8 December 2017


5.00 pm to 6.30 pm
Corwin Pavilion, UC Santa Barbara, 494 UCEN Road, Isla Vista, CA 93117

This exhibition pairs, for the first time, work by two of the leading artists of the social practice movement. Suzanne Lacy is among the first generation of artists who began making art founded on public participation with the goal of empowerment or change in a community. Pablo Helguera represents the next generation of social practice artists influenced by Lacy’s work. 

The Schoolhouse and the Bus highlights a touchstone work by each of the artists (with anthropologist Pilar Riaño-Alcalá in collaboration with Lacy), executed in the Americas but never shown in their entirety in the US. Comprising installation, collage, sculpture, ephemera, photography, video and archival documentation, this exhibition highlights overlapping themes including immigration, pedagogy, race, violence, memory and social organising. 

Following its presentation at the AD&A Museum the exhibition will travel to The 8th Floor, the exhibition space for The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation in New York City, opening on 9 February 2018. 

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Related title: The Schoolhouse and the Bus: Mobility, Pedagogy, and Engagement