Free Art

Free Utopian Projects is an evolving series of socially interactive installations created by Canadian artist Jocelyn Meggait. Each project concentrates on the economy, the environment and building community by offering art and objects for free.

Jocelyn Meggait’s artwork, including her MFA project at Mills College, has the goal to call attention to America’s addiction to mindless consumption. Through the simple acts of giving and reuse, her project highlights issues of consumerism, environmental crises, and lack of community. Although capitalist practices of consuming seem natural to most of us, Meggait hopes to complicate those conventions by revealing their malleability. Her idea is that when someone receives something for free, and in the process is told that he or she is reducing excess, helping the environment, and sharing within his or her community, the item will function as a reminder of those values.


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