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Loraine Leeson book Art: Process: Change (2017)
Loraine Leeson's book 2017 Art:Process:Change

"Given the increasing interest in socially engaged art, this is a timely and inspiring book. It offers many insights into the process of making community art from the 1970’s to the present through the work of a significant contributor to the field, and clearly explores the challenges facing artists who wish to collaborate with communities." -- Beverly Naidus, University of Washington Tacoma, USA

"This clear, comprehensive study, combining history, theory and practice reveals a critically astute insider hard at work in the field she helped pioneer." -Gregory Sholette, Queens College CUNY, USA

This book brings a practitioner’s insight to bear on socially situated art practice through a first-hand glimpse into the development, organisation and delivery of art projects with social agendas. Issues examined include the artist’s role in building creative frameworks, the relationship of collaboration to participation, management of collective input, and wider repercussions of the ways that projects are instigated, negotiated and funded. The book contributes to ongoing debates on ethics/aesthetics for art initiatives where process, product and social relations are integral to the mix, and addresses issues of practical functionality in relation to social outcome.

Loraine Leeson new book

Art: Process: Change: Inside a Socially Situated Practice