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…
Weisman Art Museum is partnering with the TOK collective (Russia/Israel/Netherlands) to present an online debate about elections as a platform for representation of the people’s will. You’re invited to join an international group of speakers who, while observing the U.S. elections live, discuss alternatives to current voting procedures. The conversation will also reflect on the manipulation and suppression of voters and election processes around the world—a topic pertinent to the current U.S. social and political environment, as well as recent election cycles in Russia, Belarus, Israel, and others.
Moderators: Anna Bitkina and Maria Veits, TOK Curators
- Greg Yudin, sociologist (Russia)
- Stephen Duncombe, media researcher and activist (USA)
- Ayşe Çavdar, journalist, writer (Turkey)
- Tali Keren, artist, Israel – Palestine/USA
- Idris Goodwin, writer, playwright (USA)
- Paul DeMain, journalist, activist (Oneida Nation of WI, Ojibwe)
This virtual event, via Zoom, is FREE but registration is required to participate in the Q&A.
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This conversation will also be simulcast to the WAM YouTube Channel.
Image Credit: Tali Keren (Israel-Palestine/USA), The Great Seal, 2017.