About the Project

Interested in why the organization wasn’t seeing more art related to social action, nor receiving many proposals from artists to explore such issues, Creative Time invited thirty-seven artists, curators, and scholars to gather for a dinner series. Over the three intimate dinners that comprised Who Cares, participants discussed the viability of counter-cultural practice within the visual arts.


The dinner conversations focused on the ways in which art functions as a public practice—from the globalization of creative economies and the dominance of restrictive notions of beauty to contemporary American war culture—and offered provocative and insightful analysis from a myriad of disparate perspectives. The conversations of Who Cares were recorded and reproduced as a book distributed by D.A.P. in October 2006.


Photograph by Charlie Samuels




Multiple Artists

Who Cares