I’m glad to hear about SMU’s intent to host a summit on social practice in the visual arts. The Rachofsky House (led by Thomas Feulmer and Christina Rees) sponsored a series of roundtable discussions of small groups that broke down barriers and created greater understanding between various facets within the art community. This occurred shortly after Christina’s “state of the arts” critique of the Dallas art scene on Glass Tire. The roundtable discussions were by far one of the most promising initiatives that I have experienced while being in Dallas. I’d like to see something similar continue on a more permanent basis, perhaps SMU or one of the other universities can provide a think tank setting or safe environment to address the current and future social challenges facing Dallas’ art community. Overall, I think the Creative Time report is a good place to get started.
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