The Annual Murray Pepper and Vicki Reynolds Pepper Distinguished Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture
Join artist, writer and activist Greg Sholette as he discusses his new book Delirium and Resistance: Activist Art and the Crisis of Capitalism (scheduled for release in May 2017) on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 4:15 p.m in Benson Auditorium.
In the aftermath of the 2016 US election, Brexit, and a global upsurge of nationalist populism, it is evident that the delirium and the crisis of neoliberal capitalism is now the delirium and crisis of liberal democracy and its culture. And though capitalist crisis does not begin within art, art can reflect and amplify its effects to positive and negative ends.
Gregory Sholette is a New York-based artist, activist and writer who has developed a self-described “viable, democratic, counter-narrative that, bit-by-bit, gains descriptive power within the larger public discourse.” He is the founding member of numerous art collaboratives including Political Art Documentation/Distribution, and has penned dozens of essays, three edited volumes and his own Dark Matter: Art and Politics in an Age of Enterprise Culture. He is an associate of the Art, Design and the Public Domain program at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and is an associate professor at the City University of New York.
More information about the artist: www.gregorysholette.com/
Sponsored by the Pitzer Art Galleries and Art/Art History Field Group. This lecture is made possible by the Murray Pepper and Vicki Reynolds Pepper Distinguished Visiting Artists and Scholars Endowed Fund at Pitzer College.