Event Title

Irresistible Resistance: Artists Confronting Issues of Our Time

Streaming Media

Description

Art as entertainment and decoration comforts and reinforces the status quo. Oppression of various kinds, as well as economic, socio-political and ecological unraveling, has moved many artists to gather and share stories of resistance, make the invisible visible, provoke dialog in polarized communities, awaken those who are asleep and help envision a more just and sustainable world. This slide talk and discussion will highlight art being created about environmental issues, war, racism and cultural identity, body image, labor issues and global justice. The community-based and eco-art movements and socially engaged art pedagogy will also be discussed.

About the Lecturer: Beverly Naidus, interdisciplinary artist, writer and facilitator of an innovative studio arts curriculum, has been creating interactive installations, digital projects, artist books and narrative drawings for over three decades. She is an associate professor at University of Washington Tacoma

Document Type

Event

Start Date

20-1-2010 12:00 PM

End Date

20-1-2010 1:15 PM

Location

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Resource Type

Moving image

Title of Series

World Issues Forum

Genre/Form

lectures

Contributing Repository

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Keywords

Art as resistance, Community-based art, Eco-art, Social art

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This resources is displayed for educational purposes only and may be subject to U.S. and international copyright laws.

Language

English

Format

video/mp4

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Jan 20th, 12:00 PM Jan 20th, 1:15 PM

Irresistible Resistance: Artists Confronting Issues of Our Time

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Art as entertainment and decoration comforts and reinforces the status quo. Oppression of various kinds, as well as economic, socio-political and ecological unraveling, has moved many artists to gather and share stories of resistance, make the invisible visible, provoke dialog in polarized communities, awaken those who are asleep and help envision a more just and sustainable world. This slide talk and discussion will highlight art being created about environmental issues, war, racism and cultural identity, body image, labor issues and global justice. The community-based and eco-art movements and socially engaged art pedagogy will also be discussed.

About the Lecturer: Beverly Naidus, interdisciplinary artist, writer and facilitator of an innovative studio arts curriculum, has been creating interactive installations, digital projects, artist books and narrative drawings for over three decades. She is an associate professor at University of Washington Tacoma