About

I organize, educate, enact, read and write about social practice in contemporary art. I worked on the Watts House Project and was formerly at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. I also produce online educational programs at the Oprah Winfrey Network, among various other independent endeavors.

This blog is meant to be an ongoing and iterative investigation into social practices in contemporary art – both those considered “artworks” by their practitioners, and those that are not. I hope to turn a critical eye toward social artworks that claim to effect societal change, and to therefore be able to recognize innovative practices when they emerge.

Please email me at sue.e.bell[at]gmail[dot]com with any questions, concerns, critiques, or compliments!

Please note that the opinions expressed in this blog are mine alone and do not reflect the opinions or policies of any of the institutions I am affiliated with.