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ARTSpeak: Dread Scott
The ARTSpeak lecture series presents Dread Scott, a self-described revolutionary artist whose work often addresses economic inequality and race; the U.S. Senate once denounced his work and President George H.W. Bush declared it “disgraceful.” He currently has work in the Agitprop exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, and he has recently published a book titled Fragments of the Peculiar Institution that documents his plan to reenact the 1811 New Orleans slave riots, using archival images and historical texts. Scott works in a number of media as well as performance, and his work has appeared at MoMA PS1, the Whitney Museum, and BAM.
ARTSpeak 2015-16, presented by the departments of Fine Arts and History of Art, includes a series of lectures on the theme of The Obstacle Race. The theme explores the difficulties artists face in today’s urban economic environment and the means of overcoming them. In conjunction with this series, students will visit artists in their studios, and an exhibition of work by Fine Arts majors and texts by Art History and Museum Professions majors will be presented in the FIT Library. This event has been made possible in part through funding by the FIT Student-Faculty Corporation, the School of Art and Design, and the School of Liberal Arts.
Introduction by Mari Dumett.
School of Art and Design
The Obstacle Race
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