Our Space & Art

Because Dreaming is Best Done in Public: Creative Time in Public Spaces

On View March 2012 – September 2012

For nearly forty years, Creative Time has worked closely with thousands of artists to produce groundbreaking public art projects across New York City’s five boroughs and around the globe. Creative Time’s work is driven by three core values: art matters to society, artists should actively participate in shaping society, and public spaces are places for creativity and freedom of expression. The projects infiltrate the public realm to foster social progress through personal engagement. Whether projects take the form of public demonstrations, cultural organizations, workshops, or performances, they offer fresh ideas about what art can be and who an artist is. These works expose imbalances of access and power in conversations between site, audience and context across a range of topics: health, disaster, politics and dissent. The works on view offer a glimpse of Creative Time’s history of supporting ambitious, socially engaged art in a dynamic relationship with the public.

Creative Time commissions, produces, and presents art that engages history, breaks new ground, challenges the status quo, and infiltrates the public realm while engaging millions of people in New York City and across the globe.

Creative Time is a grantee of the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund.

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