Get inside the heads of CAA’s co-directors Stephen Duncombe and Steve Lambert through their interview with we “We Make Money Not Art” where they tackled the following questions:
- Is there any way an artist or curator can engage with meaningful artistic activism inside an art gallery or a museum?
- Could you tell us about the training workshops for grassroots activists? What can activists expect from them?
- Do you have a couple of examples of workshops that lead to particularly fruitful actions?
- “How do you know if it works?” What are the criteria that help you establish whether a work has had any social or political impact?
- Do artists and activists have the same definition of what constitutes a successful action?
- What are the skills necessary for political action that no art academy ever teaches you?
- Now say i’m an artist and i’m interested in political action but i cannot afford to travel to the U.S. to attend one of your workshops, where should i start? Do you have any book, video or other tool to recommend?
- Are there any relevant yet overlooked issues you think activists and artists should approach today?
- Do you have a plan to come to Europe? And more generally what is next for the Center for Artistic Activism?
Read their answers to these questions here.