OBA is a dynamic process founded on the philosophy that art and creativity can be catalysts for social and cultural understanding that lead to urban revitalization. It implements unique programs and creative approaches that reach diverse participants, stimulate public dialogue about social issues and inspire action to make change.
This social practice artwork is composed of three chapters:
OBA I: First Personal
OBA II: The Family of Poets
OBA III: Co-op
The project, founded by Monte Laster and curated by Muriel Quancard & Quancard Contemporary Art, has been in the making for a decade. After its successful implementation in France, Washington D.C and New York City, OBA was implemented in Houston in December 2015 through a live performance piece at Rothko Chapel.