Dread Scott

Event Date

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 6:00pm

Room Number

Ballroom

Contact

Joel Parsons

Phone

(479) 372-7512

Department

Please Note: The lecture has been moved to the Bryan Campus Life Center

"The Impossibility of Freedom in a Country Founded on Slavery and Genocide"

Dread Scott makes revolutionary art to propel history forward. Sampling his artwork from the past 25 years, he will discuss how he thematizes slavery, the criminalization of Black and Latino youth, and the continuum connecting the Civil Rights movement to contemporary #BlackLivesMatter resistance. His goal is to imagine a world beyond oppression and suffering.

His art has been exhibited at the MoMA PS1, the Contemporary Art Museum Houston, The Walker Art Center and at the Pori Art Museum in Pori, Finland, as well as on view in America is Hard to See at the new Whitney Museum. His work was also denounced on the Senate floor and became part of a landmark first amendment Supreme Court decision during the "culture wars" of the early 90’s.

Scott will lecture on his life and work, and the role of the artist as activist and agent of social change, in conjunction with an exhibition at Clough-Hanson Gallery. Reception begins at 5:30 p.m.