Art, Social Practice, and Education Projects
Watershed: Art, Activism, and Community Engagement addresses the shifting ecological and political dimensions of water. This project, organized by Raoul Deal and Nicolas Lampert, uses art as a form of activism to comment on water issues in Milwaukee and the Great Lakes Basin, and their impact on the world at large. It tackles issues such as water shortages, notions of abundance, water privatization, invasive species, industrial pollution, and water as a human right.
Waterworks (2006) is an exhibition of six ecologically engaged artists whose works focus on water issues. Included are three American artists living east of the Mississippi River and three artists living west of the Mississippi River. Their media includes photography, digital technology, collage, and sculpture. The works are diverse but reflect a common interest in addressing the physical, ecological, spiritual, and social dimensions of our most precious life giving substance.