April 14, 2016

Entry Points:Recent Writing on Art and Social Justice

Vera List Center for Art and Politics

Clockwise from top: Strike Art: Contemporary Art and the Post Occupy Condition, Entry Points: The Vera List Center Field Guide on Art and Social Justice, No. 1, Future Imperfect. Photo: Emily Donnelly and Johanna Taylor, 2016.

Organized by The Vera List Center for Art and Politics in partnership with Smack Mellon.

There are multiple ways in which art practitioners enter the field to respond to a particular political struggle. These varied entry points form a geographic constellation, as demonstrated in the multiple conditions and locales highlighted in the VLC’s recent book Entry Points: The Vera List Center Field Guide on Art and Social Justice, No. 1 (Duke 2015) edited by Carin Kuoni and Chelsea Haines.

Recently a proliferation of new books has taken on these tactics, projects, and approaches, actively expanding the field of contemporary art practice and social justice. This event brings together the timely launch of Entry Points alongside other prominent works: Yates McKee‘s Strike Art: Contemporary Art and the Post Occupy Condition featuring MTL among other artists (Verso 2015), and Future Imperfect from A Blade of Grass edited by Elizabeth M. Grady with contributions by Deborah Fisher and others (ABOG, 2016).

Celebrating the connectivity across these books while provoking new perspectives, the event begins with a panel discussion featuring the book authors, editors, and artists above. All attendees are then invited to join small table talk sessions led by panelists and additional interlocutors including Tania Bruguera, Katayoun Chamany, Lydia Matthews, Sinead Petrasek and Radhika Subramaniam organized around specific art projects and bookmaking on art and social justice. At the table talk sessions, participants will generate bookmarks to track an expanded “table of contents” for these concerns.

These books, and others, are available for purchase from Bluestockings at the event.

Deborah Fisher, Elizabeth Grady, Chelsea Haines, Carin Kuoni, Yates McKee, MTL

Table Talk Leaders
Tania Bruguera, Katayoun Chamany, Rachel Hunnicutt, Lydia Matthews, Radhika Subramaniam

Additional participants to be confirmed.

Organized by theVera List Center for Art and Politics in partnership with Smack Mellon.

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