Public Art + Dissent: Art, Protest and Public Spaces Mini-Course - Day 2

Throughout our history, art and artists have resisted oppression, violence, injustice, and inequality. Some of the world’s most interesting art is on the streets and easily accessible to all. In this workshop we will discuss how protest art uses public space to engage in dialogue between the artist and the public. At an unprecedented moment in geopolitics, the work of public artists amplifies activism, resistance, and solidarity. Artists give context and vision to broad social movements, supporting those who have been marginalized and who need justice. Artists around the world question what is and why that transcends national boundaries and politics . We will examine works of Ai Wei Wei, Keith Herring, murals from Northern Ireland, to the Black Lives movement.
Wednesday, November 11
6:00 - 8:300 pm (Eastern Time)
Eric Shiner: "Kusama Yayoi, Radical Performance as a Means of Self-Preservation and Social Critique"
Erin Hinson: "Loyalty in Dissent: Loyalist Public Murals in Pre- and Post-Ceasefire Northern Ireland"
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Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Online via Zoom