Updates on what we have been up to

#TEDGlobal, AFTA, and Carnegie Hall

"We've proven that the human family can come together and send a message far brighter and more powerful than the voices of those that wish to do us harm."  - Nabila Alibhai

Bringing Colour In Faith to #TEDGlobal2017

Divisions along religious lines are deepening, and we're doubting more and more how much we have in common. How can we stand boldly and visibly together? Inspired by an idea from fellow cofounder Yazmany Arboleda, Nabila Alibhai and her team in Kenya created "Colour in Faith," a social practice art project that unites people of different religions by getting them to paint each other's houses of worship yellow, in a show of solidarity. "We've proven that the human family can come together and send a message far brighter and more powerful than the voices of those that wish to do us harm," Alibhai says.


limeSHIFT's Employee Engagement Workbook for AFTA

Earlier this summer, in collaboration with the Arts & Business Council of New York, we had the opportunity to share limeSHIFT's methodology for delivering experiential art focused on increasing employees’ capacities to work collectively and collaboratively with empathy, from a heightened state of attention and observation, and with a newfound ability to innovate and change. Read Americans for the Arts latest Employee Engagement workbook, on how corporate art activations work at the intersection of people and place, stimulating both through purpose.


Espejismo at Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall invited limeShift to create Espejismo with the National Youth Orchestra of the United States. This involved asking all 100 musicians who are a part of the orchestra to engage in conversation a member of their hometown, someone who has had a significant impact on their career as an artist, as well as borrowing from them a mirror that would become part of a physical installation at Carnegie. Carnegie were interested in having these young musicians engage in expressing themselves beyond the music they make. The organization wanted the engagement to be about inviting them to think about their personal mission, what kind of impact they want to have in the world and in their communities, and inviting them to start thinking about how they map and develop that path.

Espejismo will be installed at Carnegie Hall over the next two weeks and will be exhibited through Spring 2018.  We will be sure to share details soon.

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Yazmany and Nabila co-authored the first chapter of “Art and the City: Worlding the Discussion through a Critical Artscape (Routledge Critical Studies in Urbanism and the City).” Artistic practices have long been disturbing the relationships between art and space. They have challenged the boundaries of performer/spectator, of public/private, introduced intervention and installation, ephemerality and performance, and constantly sought out new modes of distressing expectations about what is construed as art. But when we expand the world in which we look at art, how does this change our understanding of critical artistic practice?



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