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 features 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.)
Related exhibition: BROOKS TURNER: THE LEGENDS AND MYTHS OF ANCIENT MINNESOTA
Through January 3, 2021
The exhibition-in-print, Legends and Myths of Ancient Minnesota by Brooks Turner, was delivered to Twin Cities subscribers of the Star Tribune on October 25, 2020. Can’t make it to the museum in person? We’ll mail a copy to you, while stock lasts. SIGN UP TO REQUEST YOUR COPY >>
Brooks Turner is a fiscal year 2020 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This project is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
This project is made possible in part with the support of Rimon: the Minnesota Jewish Arts Council, an initiative of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation.