The Office of Useful Art, Art Turning Left:

Posted: January 25, 2014 in News

Art Turning Left: How Values Changed Making 1789-2012
8th November 2013 – 2nd February 2014
The Office of Useful Art
10am – 4.30pm daily
Free entrance with your exhibition ticket.

The Office of Useful Art is Tate Liverpool’s contribution to a long-term project that aims to explore the idea of usefulness or usership back into art. The Useful Art Association was started by Cuban artist Tania Bruguera through her project Immigrant Movement International in New York. This movement promotes the idea of art as a process that should have real effect in society, as part of everyday civic life, rather than a rarefied spectator experience.

 ‘What is an art work useful for?’, ‘Can you use art in everyday life?’, ‘ What difference can an art work make to your life?’. If you are interested in these questions or have questions of your own, then we would like to hear from you.
You may be involved in community action, design projects, inventions, gardening projects, that could be seen as art-like and making a contribution to society.
There will be a series of programmed events that you can come along to or you can propose to hold an event in the Office. Please contact for more information.
The Office of the Useful Art Association forms part of the Uses of Art: The Legacy of 1848 and 1989; a five year project across Europe with Grizedale Arts,Tate Liverpool, Ikon Gallery.

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