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Coco Fusco

Coco Fuco: Mills College Art Museum
September 16 – December 15, 2015
Image: The Empty Plaza, 2012, detail

Coco Fusco included in Public Works: Artists’ Interventions, 1970s-Now curated by Christian L. Frock and Tanya Zimbardo at the Mills College Art Musuem, Oakland, CA.

Public Works: Artists' Interventions 1970s–Now examines strategies of public practice by women artists from the 1970s to the present. The exhibition presents photography, prints, audio, video, and installations from a number of important historical and contemporary projects that explore the inherent politics and social conditions of creating art in public space.

Moving beyond traditional views of public art as monumental and/or permanent artworks, Public Works focuses on the often small but powerful temporary artistic interventions found online and in the urban environment. Through various tactics, the exhibition explores themes of public space, public expression, public action, public platforms, and public life through the evolving lens of participatory projects, socially engaged performance, and political action, among other media.