The event will provide an opportunity to engage with texts relating to issues bound within art and economies. We invite anyone to bring text-based works-in-process to UNIT/PITT Projects to facilitate a writing and editing workshop.
On Economy: A Sunday Service will then move on to a discussion surrounding topics concerning unlearning and illiteracy with our guests Zoë Kreye and Catherine Grau as they work towards their project — Unlearning Weekenders — taking place in June of this year.
Tea, coffee and readings will be provided.
Zoë Kreye‘s artwork looks to engage the public in relations beyond aesthetics, with the goal of building inclusive, bottom-up associations that have the potential to be catalysts for change within dominant social systems. Often looking outside the realm of art, her projects take the form of clubs, rituals, workshops, adventures, discussions and social sculpture. In 2009, she completed a MFA in Public Art & New Artistic Strategies at the Bauhaus University Weimar, and in 2010 she cofounded the Berlin artist collective Process Institute. She produces collaborative community arts projects, independently, collectively, and within institutional structures in Berlin, Montreal, Vancouver, New York and Istanbul. Currently she teaches Studio Arts and Social Practice at Emily Carr University of Art & Design.
Catherine Grau works in the field of collaborative public art practice. She has organized and participated in a wide range of projects, including Überlebenskunst at Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin, Soziokulturfond-funded KoCA Inn and currently the Flint Public Art Project. Her work develops within interdisciplinary and cross-cultural collaborations that playfully and critically explore the potentials of social interaction and manifestations of reclaiming the commons. In 2010 Grau cofounded the artist collective Process Institute. She holds an MFA in Public Art & New Artistic Strategies from the Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany and is currently based in New York and Berlin.