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About the Project

Living as Form was an unprecedented project that explores over 20 years of cultural works that blur the forms of art and everyday life, and emphasize participation, dialogue, community engagement, and activism around social issues. Living as Form provided a historical look at these socially engaged alternative practices, and the role artists have played in reshaping our world. The project brought together 25 curators, documented over 100 artists projects in a survey exhibition at the historic Essex Street Market building, created six new social based commissions throughout the Lower East Side, included three public talks, and culminated with a book that addresses this complex field of cultural production.




Multiple Artists

Living as Form

Lower East Side, Manhattan



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