[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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