About the Project

As part of Creative Time’s endeavor to investigate a dearth of socially-engaged art, four artists were commissioned in fall 2006 to create unique public art projects, which were presented in addition to the provocative Who Cares dinner conversations.


Political, acerbic, and witty, the projects included Mel Chin’s animated film comparing the histories of September 11, 2001 in the United States with September 11, 1973 in Santiago, Chile; Coco Fusco’s multimedia performance about women’s role in the War on Terror; Michael Rakowitz’s temporarily reopened family import-export business from Brooklyn to Iraq; and Jens Haaning’s Arabic Joke, a traditional joke depicted on posters in Arabic and displayed throughout the city.


Photograph by Paula Court




Multiple Artists

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