Thursday, January 26th: Shannon Jackson on Performance, Precarity and Social Engagement

Performance, Precarity and Social Engagement
The Rose Auditorium at The Cooper Union (41 Cooper Sq., Manhattan)

Shannon Jackson uses the perspectives of performance studies to recast questions about the role of cross-disciplinary art practice in a context of economic precarity. How has performance been understood across expanded visual art forms? How do the associations attached to performance limit or propel new kinds of social and aesthetic experiments? How are artists and critics re-skilling-or not-in a supposedly cross-disciplinary art world? And can the prevailing, if belated, acknowledgement of economic injustice and “precarity” provoke new kinds of re-skilling?