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Art and Activism: A Conversation with Nato Thompson
March 16, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
As part of the 22nd annual Virginia Festival of the Book, Nato Thompson (Seeing Power: Art and Activism in the 21st Century) will discuss his work with the arts organization Creative Time as well as the role of the arts in political engagement and activism.
Why should you attend?
“Like an updated version of John Berger’s groundbreaking Ways of Seeing, Nato Thompson’s Seeing Power delivers a smart, accessible introduction to the prevailing artistic predicaments of our time. Written by one of our leading public intellectuals, it covers a wide range of key issues from the cultural politics of Occupy Wall Street; to the use and abuse of accumulated social capital; to the perennial antagonism between sophisticated cultural ambiguity and didactic, artistic impact. Seeing Power is a 21st-century user’s manual for the social responsible artist, critic, and curator.”—Gregory Sholette, author of Dark Matter: Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture
Sponsored by The Bridge PAI and U.Va. Mcintire Department of Art
This program is part of the 2016 Virginia Festival for the Book, produced by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. For more details, visit VaBook.org.