Graduate Symposium: Visualizing Resistance: Examining the Social Function of Art and Design
September 25, 2017
The six programs of the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art present the fall 2017 Graduate Symposium, "Visualizing Resistance: Examining the Social Functions of Art and Design," October 5 to 7, 2017.
This event is free and open to the public, please RSVP here.
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 Gregory Sholette, author of Delirium and Resistance: Activist Art and the Crisis of Capitalism (University of Chicago Press, 2017).
Thursday, October 5, 5–8pm
First Thursday opening reception for graduate exhibition
Friday, October 6, 9am-6:30pm
Individual program events
9–11am: Open air discussion with Andrew Santa Lucia at Applied Craft + Design MFA Studios
11:30am–1:30pm: Individual program meetings and lunch hour
1:30-2:45pm: MA in Critical Studies host reading & guided discussion of a work by Kris Cohen
3-5pm: MFA in Print Media print event in Watershed Print Studio
5-6:30pm: MFA in Collaborative Design hosts “Socrates Cafe” with Chris Phillips
Saturday, October 7, 10:30am-6:30pm
10:30am-12:30pm: Welcome + keynote lecture with Gregory Sholette
1:30-2:30pm: Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies introduces performances byAlexandria Eregbu and manuel arturo abreu
2:30-3:45pm: Roundtable discussion “The Social Function of Art and Design: Visualizing Resistance and Building the New”
4-5:15pm: Panel: “Revolutionary Objects, Do Things Matter?”
5:15-6:30pm: Closing discussion and happy hour
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