How Can Art Affect Political Change?

Panel discussion

Friday 21 September, 2012
6:30pm, $0

New School, Johnson Design Center
66 Fifth Ave, Kellen Auditorium

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Bringing together leading theorists of contemporary art and culture, curators and artists, "How Can Art Affect Political Change?" addresses the complex relationship between creative practice and political activism. The wave of Arab Spring revolutions and the growth of the global Occupy movements have ignited a reassessment of the intersection of art, economics and politics. Key presentations by Andrea Geyer, Marisa Jahn, Josh MacPhee, Mitch McEwen, Nicholas Mirzoeff, and Benjamin Young examine the shifting parameters of socially engaged art and theory within the context of these emerging political events. The discussion is introduced and moderated by Natalie Musteata.

Andrea Geyer, artist and Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, Parsons The New School for Design
Marisa Jahn, artist, writer, and community organizer
Josh MacPhee, artist, curator, and activist
Mitch McEwen, Founding Principal, A. Conglomerate
Nicholas Mirzoeff, Professor of Media, Culture and Communication, New York University
Natalie Musteata, PhD student, Art History, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Benjamin Young, PhD candidate, Department of Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley

Organized and presented by apexart and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, in conjunction with the center’s New School class Art & the Political and the exhibition UNREST: Revolt against Reason at apexart.
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