Public lecture one: Shouting from the studio-top the artist as activist

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Throughout history, artists have been active participants in key social and political debates. Pablo Picasso's Guernica is one of the greatest paintings to protest the brutality of war.

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Thursday 08 February 2018 06:15 pm until Thursday 08 February 2018 07:30 pm (Add to calendar)
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universityevents@latrobe.edu.au
Presented by:
Dr Vincent Alessi - Senior Lecturer, La Trobe University, Department of Creative Arts and English
Type of Event:
Current Student: Undergraduate; Current Student: Postgraduate; Public Lecture

David McDiarmid's practice maintained a sustained engagement with gay male identity and HIV issues. Barbara Kruger's iconic images address issues of power, identity and sexuality, while more recently artists as diverse as Amy Balkin and Lauren Berkowitz have created works which respond to current thinking, debates and often in-action on climate change. In this lecture, Dr Vincent Alessi will discuss the role of the artist as activist. Referencing artists represented in the NGV Triennial, the lecture will argue for the presence of the artistic voice to help us better understand and meet the challenges of contemporary social and political issues.

Photo Credit: Richard Mosse still from incoming 2015-16 (detail) co-commissioned  by the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne and the Barbican Art Gallery London. National Gallery of Victoria. Purchased with funds donated by Christopher Thomas AM and Cheryl Thomas, Jane and Stephen Hains, Vivien and Graham Knowles, Michael and Emily Tong and 2016 NGV Curatorial Tour donors, 2017 © Richard Mosse courtesy Jack Shainman Gallery, New York and carlier I, gebauer Berlin gebauer

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