RISK: Race, class, geography and art

RISK: Race, class, geography and art

A mobile discussion with Marie Cieri & Andi Sutton.

Saturday, September 22nd, 2PM – 4:30PM
RSVP to receive meeting location: info@ikatun.com

risk.jpgWhat risks do we take in seeing a place from perspectives other than our own? What risks do we take if we don’t? What are the challenges for artists who address issues of race and class, or of personal identity and belonging, who use a dialogue-based public creative process to explore these issues? What are the ethics of an art practice that tackles geography and difference and how do these ethics change when applied to micro or macro-political art?

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Marie Cieri is an assistant professor of social geography and critical cartography at The Ohio State University. Her most recent book is Activists Speak Out: Reflections on the Pursuit of Change in America (2000, Palgrave/St. Martins Press, co-authored by Claire Peeps).

Andi Sutton is an artist and curator living in Boston, Massachusetts. Her work explores the potential of applied performance methodology and dialogue-based practice to create alternative models for community. She is currently pursuing this work through the collectively produced National Bitter Melon Council project (www.bittermelon.org) and solo projects.