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Program
Tefaf afternoons
Art and Political Action: Art’s Strongest Calls
Sunday, May 05
2PM
Description
What has been the historical relationship between visual art and politics and what is it today? Artist Seth Cameron (left) and art critic Christian Viveros-Fauné (author of Social Forms: A Short History of Political Art (David Zwirner Books, 2018)) engage in a conversation about paradigmatic cases that have given voice to art’s strongest calls to political action over the last 150 years. From Francisco de Goya’s The Disasters of War (1810-20) to David Hammons’s In the Hood (1993), the panelists examine the ways in which artists have dealt with local and global political crises, the rise of consumer culture and the challenges of technologies—and how the long-lasting impact of their contributions continue to compel us today.