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ISR to host artist residency in partnership with Arts Initiative

Jessica Jenks

The Institute for Social Research will host Houston-based artist Rick Lowe as part of the U-M Arts Initiative’s Creators on Campus program.

Lowe is a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” Fellow recognized for his community-based art projects over the past two decades. For this residency, he is collaborating with Abigail Winograd, an internationally renowned curator he has worked with since 2018.

Beginning this fall, Lowe will work closely with ISR and U-M faculty to conduct research that explores the social impact of the arts in the region which will lead to producing a work of public art.

“We are thrilled to welcome Rick Lowe and incorporate his innovative, community-focused vision into our work,” Cagney said. “Lowe will engage with social science scholars at ISR and across the university to identify ways in which social science and the arts can come together to seed novel research and inform creative practice.”

The residency is supported by the Arts Initiative Visiting Artist Integration Project, which partners artists with campus units and is one example of the broader Creators on Campus program.

Read the full story at The Record.

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