—–> Sunday, October 30th, 2011 @ 7:30pm
Work & Discussion
“occupy Kara Walker”
With the 2008 publication of “Kara Walker Yes/No/? ” by Howardina Pindell et. al. an ever relevant discussion resurfaced regarding the artist’s responsibility to her community. The Occupy Wall St. movements have brought to the forefront a disconnect between individualism in the powerful worlds of finance and politics and the collectivist power of the people in the disenfranchised majority. If diversity, education and not-for-profit art spaces represent (some of) the expressions of progressive art movements, in such movements what is the place of the “rampant individualist” model of artist? What of the “genius” model that only recently has become a site of gender, racial, ethnic inclusion? By what mechanisms does a practicing artist become an “art star” (as individualist); what are the limits, goals or responsibilities of this appellation? Sunday, Oct. 30th Kara Walker will offer that part of her identity (“art star”) up for inquiry about the contradictory role of the artist within the Occupy movement.
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** Following the discussion will be the TRD Halloween Party! **
** Please come dressed in costume!!! **