In recent years, contemporary art has seen a growing fluidity between rigid, strictly defined categories of art. Many artists have increasingly embraced methods of performance, collaboration, and public practice, placing human experience and interaction over object-making as the center of their artistic activity. Similarly, teen programs in museums often center around expansive modes of collaboration, and provide new models of exchange between audiences, artists, and institutions. As an audience, teens are at a transitional point in their own lives standing between childhood and adulthood. As such, they are often challengers of the status quo, defined labels and social demarcations, and on the edge of new ways of thinking as the harbingers of cultural change. The 2015 Teen Convening brought together teens, educators, and Foster Prize artists to consider the open possibilities inherent in challenging defined categories of artistic, educational, and social practice.

For more information on the 2015 Teen Convening/National, download the publication.

2015 Partner Organizations

  • Artpace
  • The High Museum
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit
  • The Pérez Art Museum Miami
  • Queens Museum