Rick Lowe's Social Sculpture

Rick Lowe's Social Sculpture

Rick Lowe's (LF 2002) latest artwork is a backyard barbecue. It's also community project development.

Bringing together Iraqis, Jordanians, Burmese, Ghanaians, Ethiopians, Sudanese, African-Americans, Mexicans, Hondurans, Nepalese and Peruvians from the neighborhood of Vickery Meadow in Dallas, Lowe leads the community in planning a market and art gallery. The whole enterprise constitutes a work he calls Trans.lation: Vickery Meadow. In an article for D Magazine, writer Peter Simak experiences Lowe’s "social practice art" and muses on the boundaries of contemporary art practice. 

Photo by Eric Hester courtesy of Project Row Houses

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