June 13, 2014
Curated with Iga Puchalska as Public Practice
In the spirit of collaboration and public engagement in the arts, Public Practice, Jesus Correa, and Rockford Art Deli are organizing an innovative art exhibition that will not only start in the public, but also invite the public to participate. We are considering a parade as a medium of art and the artifacts (or floats) to be art objects. Local and regional artists have been invited to create sidewalk sized floats to accompany them during the parade, which will end at Rockford Art Deli as an art exhibition. Along with the artists, the public will be encouraged to join our sidewalk parade. This dual idea of a lively art exhibition will be held on the evening of June 13.
What does Parade hope to accomplish?
+ An understanding that public art can be active, performative, and temporary.
+ Probing new ideas of how public engagement in the arts can be approached.
+ Creating new personal connections between artists and the public through a celebratory atmosphere, while using floats (or mobile sculptures) as facilitators for dialog about what art is or can be.