On Wednesday October 29th at 7pm, Artists Space will host a discussion on art, artists, and activism with author Chris Kraus, Thomas Gokey, an artist, educator, and organizer with Strike Debt, and Yates McKee, a writer, activist, and student in the Art History Department who is completing a manuscript for Verso entitled Art After Occupy.
What kinds of actual social movements and radical projects are actual artists engaged in today? Do they participate as artists, or is this aspect of their identity incidental to their involvement? Do artists have particular skills and knowledge that can be useful to emancipatory struggles? Conversely, in what ways do artists, wittingly or otherwise, contribute to the cooptation and recuperation of these struggles?