Upcoming Artist-Led Programs Tackle Questions of Truth, Culture, and Power this Election Season “Truth” might just be the single most contentious word in the U.S.A. over the last four years. Fake news, alternative facts, news echo chambers, the stuff of niche conspiracy theories and dark internet corners—all of it sprang into public consciousness and changed the way we think, act and talk. Is there a role for art museums in all this? Museums engage with culture and, after all, and…
The Silver Shirts, an American-Nazi organization that sympathized with Hitler and actively promoted his influence in the US, was driven out of existence by the beginning of the WWII. However, their influence is enduring, as their rhetoric and philosophy morphed from once-fringe to mainstream politics, and remain there ever since. Now, in the absence of clear identifiers such as swastikas or references to Hitler, how can we know whether something we see or experience is a manifestation of fascism? Will we know fascism when we see it? This program will feature presenters whose work focuses on the omnipresence of fascism and its affects on the American landscape: from architecture to print media, to digital algorithms and human rights.
This “pecha kucha” style program will feature presenters whose work focuses on the omnipresence of fascism and its effects on the American landscape: from architecture to print media, to digital algorithms and human rights. Panelists include Brooks Turner (Target Studio artist-in-residence), Caroline Sinders (critical designer and artist), and Christopher Lehman (professor of ethnic studies, St. Cloud State University.) Moderated by Boris Oicherman (Cindy and Jay Ihlenfeld Curator for Creative Collaboration at the Weisman.)
This virtual event, via Zoom, is FREE but registration is required to participate in the Q&A. Register at: z.umn.edu/5xgh
This conversation will also be simulcast to the WAM YouTube Channel.