Exploring the many ways artists inspire political action and social change, and how art can be socially useful, this day of discussion asks pertinent questions about the intersection of art and politics. How does art function politically? What is activist art? What forms of dissent are possible today, and how do artists manifest political perspectives in their practice? Speakers include artist and educator Doug Ashford; cultural theorist and activist Brian Holmes; artist and member of Colectivo Cambalache Carolina Caycedo; writer and videomaker Gregg Bordowitz; artist and member of Otabenga Jones and Associates Robert Pruitt; artist and curator Mark Tribe; as well as dramaturge, curator, and writer Eda Cufer, among others.
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Saturday, October 25, 2008, 11am – 6pm
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago
Chicago, IL 60611