What is a Social Sculpture?
Action, Participation & Involvement
A social sculpture is an art installation in a public area, created by any marginalized group or community, with the purpose of highlighting important issues which otherwise find no voice. The purpose is to bring these issues to the fore so that they cannot be ignored.
Soziale-Skulptur.org is an initiative that brings together creative people from across the globe to collaborate with co-opted local members to birth social sculptures. Through participatory art projects and installations displayed in public places Soziale-Skulptur.org facilates suppressed voices to be heard.
Soziale-Skulptur.org projects are a combination of educational programs and workshops that culminate with the installation of a social sculpture. These projects address the issues at hand in a transparent and inclusive atmosphere, creating a safe environment to explore them. In an atmosphere of trust and collaboration one often gains access to otherwise repressed content. Bringing such issues to the foreground is the requisite catalyst for finding solutions and thereby for change.
Our network spans India, South Africa, Japan and Germany and is looking for new global partnerships that match our philosophy.
The social sculpture stands for dialogue at eye level with partner institutions and corporations, active listening, solidarity and compassion – its message emerges from the midst of its community. All aspects are bundled under these values and form the basis for the collaborative artistic endeavor.
We are looking for dynamic and creative characters who enjoy working in a team. Do you walk the world with open eyes, bring your own initiative and would you like to participate in international projects? The focus of Soziale-Skulptur.org is to help people through art – if this gets you excited, write us an email.
We are looking for local partners that can contribute to the realization of a social sculpture through their networks. The basis of each project will be that of a co-developed vision, with an overriding focus on sustainable cooperation and cultural openness in the spirit of art.
developing common goals