[artinfo] Visualizing Resistance: Examining the Social Functions of Art and Design

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Visualizing Resistance: Examining the Social Functions of Art and Design

511 NW Broadway
97209 Portland, OR


October 5 to 7, 2017.

Keynote lecture: Gregory Sholette

What is the role of art and design practice in the current political 
climate which is rife with conflict and regular crises? Over the 
course of this three-day event we will engage with critical debates 
both in and beyond the art world in order to contextualize and 
advocate for the art activist tradition that, in Gregory Sholette's 
words, "radically-and, at times, deliriously-entangles" the visual 
arts with political struggles. Gathering together a diverse group of 
interdisciplinary scholars, artists, activists, and educators, this 
symposium explores the past and present trajectories of 
activist/community/political/socially engaged art and design practice.

Events will include a roundtable discussion on "The Social Function 
of Art and Design: Visualizing Resistance and Building the New," 
featuring Kris Cohen, author of Never Alone, Except for Now: 
Networked Life between Populations and Publics (Duke UP, 2017); a 
panel of artists and activists titled, "Revolutionary Objects, Do 
Things Matter?"; and a keynote address by 
<http://www.gregorysholette.com/?page_id=15>Gregory Sholette, author 
of Delirium and Resistance: Activist Art and the Crisis of Capitalism 
(University of Chicago Press, 2017).

Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies at PNCA
For over 100 years, PNCA has served as a creative center for artists 
and designers with an educational philosophy that emphasizes 
individualized curricula, independent inquiry, and cross-disciplinary 
exchange. The graduate programs of PNCA's Hallie Ford School of 
Graduate Studies are rooted in meaningful faculty-student 
relationships and close community, enhanced with mentors drawn from 
greater Portland, and expanded further still with visiting artists, 
curators, and scholars.

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