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Left: Tania Bruguera, Tatlin's Whispers #5, at Tate Modern, 2008. Photo by Sheila Burnett, courtesy of Tate Modern and Studio Bruguera. Decontextualization of an action. Mounted police, crowd control techniques, audience; right: Dread Scott (American, b. 1965). Burning the US Constitution, Step 2 (detail), 2011. Pigment print. © Dread Scott. Courtesy of the artist. Photo © Dread Scott

Conversation: Tania Bruguera and Dread Scott: “Political Art Is Uncomfortable Knowledge”

Thursday, December 10, 2015

7 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

For the opening program of the exhibition Agitprop!, we host a conversation between Dread Scott and Tania Bruguera, artists who use their work as a tool for social change. The discussion focuses on the political issues that their art addresses and the strategies they employ to combat the demonization of immigrants, institutionalized oppression, and police brutality. The artists touch on historical precedents of agitprop that influence their work as well as the most urgent issues facing society today. As such, this conversation is an opportunity not only to learn from history, but to see art as a way to fight for a more just future.

Free with Museum admission, but keep in mind that seating is first-come, first-served. Watch this event on Livestream.

View all upcoming Sackler Center programs.