ArtAround is a community-based approach to archival practice—an invitation to decide what art in your community is worth archiving. A nonprofit archival project connecting people to the art around them through an open community database, ArtAround's sustainable web platform allows for the shared social documentation of art in public spaces around the world. Through the map’s transparent taxonomy of tags, categories, and artists, you can search the entire database for all red [tag] Murals [category], or all work from the 2000s [tag] by Swoon [artist], allowing for a comparative analysis of public art from different centuries and on opposite sides of the globe. On Saturday, October 29th, join us on a public art tour of ArtAround New Haven Art Spaces at 10:30AM, and find us at our table at the Wilson Library that afternoon from 12-5PM. We’ll be hosting a raffle for a set of “make-an-Invader” kits we have to give away—each with all the materials, plus directions with various templates!—for replicating the pixel-based work of street artist Invader. ArtAround is led by arts accessibility activist and digital strategist Lindsey Mancini, who studies the connectedness between art and community. Alongside building ArtAround, she works as assistant director of communications at the Yale School of Art, teaches as an adjunct professor at Eastern Connecticut State University, and is pursuing a PhD at the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts. If you see a blonde woman with an ArtAround arrow on her shirt, say hi! Credits for the below images: (1) "Sub-woofer" (2021) by Nathaniel Donnett #onthemap > (2) “Finding Home” (2021) by Lauren YS #onthemap > (3) "Nee Nee" (2014) by Swoon #onthemap > (4) “The Garden (Pyramid, Sun, and Cube)” (1963) by Isamu Noguchi #onthemap here >
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