Arts and community: What next?

Opening: 25.06.2015 @6:30pm
Location: Hoa Sen University
Marie Curie Room – 6th Floor
Hoa Sen University
8 Nguyen Van Trang, District 1



Communities provide materials, inspirations, reasons and worthy audience.  Over the last few decades, from rural to urban contexts, artistic experiments with communities have been intensifying and spreading. The artists’ engagement in a community can be as simple as serving the community members.

Environmental concerns are often important reasons for artists’ interaction in the community. How can we evaluate these concerns, and what lessons are to be learned for the future, esthetically, ethically and politically?  How are they related to the idea of community? This lecture will present various successful projects initiated by artists, collective, art spaces and cultural workers to inspire and to get inspired with the living community.

Entrance is free. English – Vietnamese translation will be provided.


Marco Kusumawijaya participates in ‘Encounter’, a lecture series which is part of a large artistic endeavour called ‘Conscious Realities’, initiated and organized by San Art in partnership with Prince Claus Fund.

Image caption: Children of Muntuk Village preparing for performance after a two-weeks workshop with the artists of Papermoon Puppet Theatre group.