Art as Political Tool

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During the 1970’s Argentinian dictatorship – the “dirty war” – the abuelas del plaza de mayo protested the government’s kidnapings by taking to the streets armed with classical modernist paintings. The modernist Argentine paintings mimicked the hopes of the resistance. This course will explore how art has been a means of resistance in the face of political crisis. Readings and artistic movements that use art as a political tool will be discussed in class. Throughout the course of the class students will collectively sketch, write, photograph (etc.) unrealized artistic projects that could use art as a political tool or mechanism. These unrealized proposals will be printed in a small collective book. Included: $20 for materials Call 585-271-5920 to register. Learn about membership.

March 4th - March 25th, 2017
Members: $145, Nonmembers: $165

Session 1: March 4-25 with Stephanie Mercedes

1 Sat Mar 04 10-1PM Sunken Room
2 Sat Mar 11 10-1PM Sunken Room
3 Sat Mar 18 10-1PM Sunken Room
4 Sat Mar 25 10-1PM Sunken Room