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Bard names first Keith Haring Fellowship artist

Aug 31, 2014 12:03 am
The Daily Freeman reports that Netherlands-based artist Jeanne van Heeswijk has been selected for the first Keith Haring Fellowship in Art and Activism, according to the Center for Curatorial Studies and the Human Rights Project at Bard College. The Keith Haring Fellowship is a cross-disciplinary, annual, visiting fellowship for a scholar, activist or artist to teach and conduct research at both the Center for Curatorial Studies and the Human Rights Project at Bard. Jeanne van Heeswijk gets a one-year appointment starting in September. Van Heeswijk is a visual artist who creates contexts for interaction in public spaces. Her projects distinguish themselves through a strong social involvement. With her work Van Heeswijk stimulates and develops cultural production and creates new public (meeting-)spaces or remodels existing ones. To achieve this she often works closely with artists, designers, architects, software developers, governments and citizens. She regularly lectures on topics such as urban renewal, participation and cultural production. The Haring fellowship was established to allow a distinguished leader in the field to investigate the role of art as a catalyst for social change. Read tge full story in The Daily Freeman.