Art for (and within) a Citizen Scene

“Set to release in Spring, 2022, Art for (and within) a Citizen Scene: A Look at Art Primarily Active in the Context of Daily Practices sheds light on practices in specific communities where collaboration is common in daily life; where art is seen not only as a self-contained profession, but also as ways of living and being.”1 The project was initiated by reinaart vanhoe and Emily Shin-Jie Lee and is a collaboration between Framer Framed and the Willem de Kooning Academy.

The publication addresses questions like: “If we shift our attention away from artistic practices based on object production and individual success, what do other kinds of artistic practices bring about? How to understand those practices in their materialisation and relation to their surroundings? What does collaboration mean today, and what positions do artists take in these collaborations? This book attends to these questions by connecting artists and cultural practitioners around the world to share their experiences through lively conversations. The book also documents the digital workshops and elements co-created by workshop participants and young creators as a way to collectively reflect and enact different expressions and methodologies that bring the notion of art for and within a citizen scene into play.”2

Through a series of online workshops, we wanted to include the audience already in the publishing process. These workshops took place in Spring 2021 in a specifically designed space on the digital platform During the workshops we engaged with excerpts from the publication, dreamt of an alternative art world based on collectivity and mutual support, made notes and doodles, and listened to the contributors talk about their work.

The book will soon be published by Onomatopee.

Find reports of the online workshops here:

Workshop Report: Hybrid eXperience
Workshop Report: Doodle Lecture and Musical Hangout

1 Framer Framed. “Art for (and within) a Citizen Scene 1 & 2: Hybrid eXperience.” Framer Framed, 2021, citizen-scene-1-2-hybrid-experience/. Accessed 29 May 2022.
2 Shin-Jie Lee, Emily, and reinaart vanhoe. Cover Copy. Art for (and within) a Citizen Scene: A Look at Art Primarily Active in the Context of Daily Practices, edited by Iris Ferrer, Emily Shin-Jie Lee, reinaart vanhoe, and Julia Wilhelm, Onomatopee, 2022.

Above: Shin-Jie Lee, Emily. Screenshot of the workshop Hybrid eXperience 1 on 28 March 2021.

Above: Wilhelm, Julia. The printed Art for (and within) a Citizen Scene publication. 18 June 2022.