Economic

Art projects that relate to economic issues

Echigo Tsumari Art Field

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Project: Echigo Tsumari Art Field Year created: 2000 Location: the Echigo-Tsumari region of Japan What is the piece’s impact? Currently, approximately 160 artworks by artists from all over the world are dotted across the Echigo-Tsumari Art Field. This project also includes the…

Guarana Power, by Superflex

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Artist Group: Superflex Title: Guarana Power Year created: 2003 Location: Maués in the Brasilian Amazon Materials: Guarana, counter branding What is the piece’s impact? The Artist group worked in collaboration with a Guarana growers cooperative from Maués in the Brasilian Amazon, in order…

myforestfarm and mycarboncredits, by Dirk Fleischmann

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Artist: Conceptualized by Dirk Fleischmann. Developed in collaboration with Thomas Daquioag, Renato Habulan and Rodolfo Ferrer Title:  myforestfarm and mycarboncredits Year created: 2008 – ongoing Location: Antipolo City, (Rizal Province, Philippines) Materials: Trees, digital photography What is the piece’s impact? Ultimately, this project is a reforestation…

National Dance Company of Ghana

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Organization: National Dance Company of Ghana Title:  Various pieces Year: founded in 1962 Location: Ghana, touring internationally Materials: Dance, music What is the organization’s impact? The primary goal of the organization is to earn money for the nation and to train instructors to go abroad…

Woodhull Hospital Artist Access Program

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Organization: Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center Title: Artist Access Program / Art for Health Care Year created: 2005 – ongoing Location: Brooklyn, NY, USA Materials: Various What is the program’s impact? Art is shared in an environment that is generally quite stressful and stale…

15 Below jacket, Lida Baday and TAXI

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Designers: Lida Baday and TAXI Title:  15 Below Project Year created: 2007 Location: Canada Materials: What is the piece’s impact? This project led to the creation of a jacket to be distributed tot he homeless. The jacket waterproof and breathable and comes…

The Village of Arts and Humanities, by Lily Yeh

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Artist:Lily Yeh Title: The Village of Arts and Humanities   Year created: 1986-2004 Location: North Philadelphia, USA Materials: mosaic sculptures, murals, and landscaping with trees and flowers What is the piece’s impact? The transformation of a number of vacant lots in North Philadelphia, the engagement…