Art, Revolution, and Hope with Dread Scott

headshot of an African American man with grey beard, wearing glasses
Thursday, February 3, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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For more than three decades artist and activist Dread Scott has steadily created works that startle and provoke liberal sentiments, often targeting such hallowed subjects as the American Flag, or the US Constitution, and as early as the 1990s his art took critical aim at police corruption and state sponsored racism. And yet, throughout his career, Scott continues to inspire, educate us, always holding out hope that a truly emancipatory world is still possible, if only we are willing to struggle it into being. Scott will present an overview of his recent work, including the White Male for Sale NFT and Slave Rebellion Reenactment and in conversation with Greg Sholette address what it means to believe in a revolutionary art practice, at a time of multiple crises and global defeat for progressive causes and the Left.

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