- MOCRA Programs & Events
- Art as Companion
- The Religious Art of Picasso
- American Arts Experience 2014
- Museum Day Live 2014
- The Economy of Gift
- American Arts Experience 2013
- Art21 at CAM
- Museum Day Live! 2013
- Campos-Pons: Rituals and Spirituality
- Breaking Boundaries: The Art of Patrick Graham
- First Fridays in Grand Center
- Dancing in the Street 2012
- Museum Day Live! 2012
- The Jewish Experience and the Haggadah
- Grand Center Art Walk 2012
- Loyola Chair Lecture 2012
- Loyola Chair Lecture 2011
- American Arts Experience 2011
- Dancing in the Street 2011
- Grand Center Art Walk 2011
- Rouault and the Art of Sacred Engagement
- SGCI Print Conference 2011
- Religious Environment and Contemporary Art
- American Arts Experience 2010
- Dancing in the Street 2010
- Grand Center Art Walk 2010
- Michael Byron Discusses Cosmic Tears
- The Wounded Body of Christ
- Day With(out) Art 2009
- 2009 Dillenberger lecture
- Dancing in the Street 2009
- Art and the Religious Imagination conference
- Wu Hung lecture: Contemporary Chinese Art
- Two Celluloid Bible Film Classics
- Michael Morris lecture & Celluloid Bible opening
- An Oskar Fischinger Tribute
- Day With(out) Art 2006
- Robert Rosenblum lecture: DoDo Jin Ming
- To Make Extraordinary: Sacred Objects
- Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment: A University Response
- Fred Gray lecture on Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment
- Thomas Sokolowski lecture: Andy Warhol's Art as Belief
- Day Without Art 2000
- Dissanayake & Renard
- Bernard Maisner: The Art of the Illuminator
- Renaissance and Modern
- The Role of the Computer in Contemporary Art
- Jennifer Biddle: Body, Country, Canvas
- Creativity as Ancestral Mind
- Steven Heilmer and John Markey dialogue
- Ian Friend lecture: The Edge of Belief
- Peter Selz lecture: Degenerate Art
- Day Without Art 1996
- Violin recital: Lynn Hague
- Day Without Art 1994
- The Spiritual in Art in the Time of AIDS
- Thomas Sokolowski on The Changing Face of AIDS
- Recital: The Amici Quartet
- Opening reception for Consecrations
- Alvin Ailey Programs
- The Artist and Sacred Space
MOCRA Programs and Events
"The Economy of Gift" in socially engaged art practices
A Public Deliberation
Sunday, February 23, 2014 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Xavier Hall Theatre, Saint Louis University free and open to the public reception to follow at MOCRA
3733 West Pine Mall, right across from MOCRA on the SLU campus
click here for a map and event parking information
Gift involves moving out of oneself.
The economy of gift questions the dominant measure of value in the art world and beyond.
Socially engaged art practices apply artistic methods in collaboration with community members to address issues in ways that promote individual and collective agency.
This public deliberation will focus on how the economy of gift could be applied to engaged art practices that seek to contend with our most pressing problems.
Juan William Chávez
artist, educator and cultural activist exploring the potential of space through creative initiatives that address community and cultural issues
artist, curator, gallery director, and board member committed to the arts as catalysts for positive change in the community
political scientist at The Catholic University of America and author addressing the philosophical revolution of the modern world
Director of Community and Public Arts at the Regional Arts Commission and advocate of pedagogy for artists and their partners in community contexts
Ed Carroll and Vita Gelūnienė
working in-between art, community and pedagogy, based in Kaunas, Lithuania, and currently artists-in-residence at Craft Alliance in Grand Center
Please note: You can watch the embedded video, or click the Vimeo link at lower right to see the full-size video.
Click here to visit the MOCRA Voices page for this video.
This program is co-hosted by MOCRA and Craft Alliance.
About MOCRA Voices
MOCRA Voices is a series of conversations with thinkers and practitioners at the intersection of contemporary art, religion, and spirituality. Go in-depth with artists, scholars, theologians, religious leaders, and others who are engaged in the ongoing dialogue between visual art and the religious and spiritual dimensions. MOCRA Voices includes both podcasts available for streaming and download, and public lectures delivered at MOCRA. Learn more here.
MOCRA Voices is made possible through the financial support of the Regional Arts Commission.
Click here for a map and event parking information. Signage will guide you from MOCRA to the adjacent Xavier Hall Theatre.