How Can Art Affect Political Change?
The New School, Johnson Design Center (66 Fifth Ave., Kellen Auditorium, Manhattan)
Bringing together leading theorists of contemporary art and culture, curators and artists, How Can Art Affect Political Change? addresses the complex relationship between creative practice and political activism. The wave of Arab Spring revolutions and the growth of the global Occupy movements have ignited a reassessment of the intersection of art, economics and politics. Key presentations by Andrea Geyer, Marisa Jahn, Josh MacPhee, Mitch McEwen, Nicholas Mirzoeff, and Benjamin Young examine the shifting parameters of socially engaged art and theory within the context of these emerging political events. The discussion is introduced and moderated by Natalie Musteata.