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Panel: "Art and Representation in a Time of Crisis: A Roundtable Conversation"

  • Pratt Institute, Engineering Building, Room 307 200 Willoughby Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11205 United States (map)

From Pratt Institute:

Location: Engineering Building, Room 307, Brooklyn Campus

What is the role of art in times of global political, economic, and social upheaval? What does representation (on all levels) mean in an age of twenty-four hour news, cable and reality television, and burgeoning, at-your-fingertips social media platforms? Taking its cue from two of James Baldwin's landmark, mid-century essays on the responsibility and process of the artist, this panel of interdisciplinary scholars and practitioners will consider these questions and more as they explore the responsibility of the artist in a climate of revanchist politics and pervasive anxiety.

Panelists include:

Patricia J. Williams (Columbia University), Mira Schor (Painter and Writer), Jacolby Satterwhite(Artist), Rashida Bumbray (Choreographer) 

Moderator: Rich Blint, Ph.D., 2016-2017 Scholar-in-Residence, MFA Program in Performance and Performance Studies, Department of Humanities and Media Studies, Pratt Institute