03.18.2015 / Ted Purves and Shane Aslan Selzer


Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 10am – 12pm
Boardroom, SF Campus

Ted Purves and Shane Aslan Selzer are the co-editors of  What We Want is Free: Critical Exchanges in Recent Art,  first released in 2005, and recently updated. The book examines a twenty-year history of artistic productions that both model and occupy the various forms of exchange within contemporary society, from shops, gifts, and dinner parties to contract labor and petty theft.

Ted Purves is Chair of the graduate program in Fine Arts at CCA and the founder of the Social Practice program. His public projects and curatorial works center on investigating the practice of art in the world, with particular emphasis on issues of localism, democratic participation, and audience positionality.

Shane Aslan Selzer (Dual Degree, MFA/VCS 2004) is an artist, writer and organizer whose practice develops micro-communities where artists can expand on larger social issues such as exchange, critique and failure. Selzer is a founding member and Co-Director of Global Crit Clinic, an international peer learning network for artists working to diversify the field by sharing tools for participation.