What is it like to be a visual artist now in America, where Trumpism on the one hand and Black Lives Matter on the other dominate the public debate? In contemporary American art, issues such as racism, colonialism and identity are directly addressed.
''I am a visual artist and I make revolutionary art to move history forward'' - Dread Scott
Kunsthal KAdE joins forces with the John Adams Institute on Dec. 16 for an online conversation on art and activism in America. Guest speakers are two American artists, Dread Scott and Alixa Garcia, whose work was featured in the exhibition This Is America at Kunsthal KAdE. Alixa is also one of the driving forces behind the artist-led activist organization For Freedoms. Dread and Alixa are joined by Dutch artist Patricia Kaersenhout, who was represented in the exhibition Say It Loud at the Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht. Tracy Metz, John Adams director, and Robbert Roos, Kunsthal KAdE director, lead the conversation.
Tune in on Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. for an exciting discussion on the role and content of being an artist today! Click the play button below:
About John Adams Institute:
The John Adams Institute has provided an independent platform for American culture in the Netherlands for three decades. The institution believes in the power of ideas and in intellectual exchange through genuine encounters. Over the years, they have invited speakers such as Madeleine Albright, Jonathan Safran Foer, Spike Lee, Jonathan Franzen and Nobel laureates Toni Morrison and Joseph Stiglitz - to name a few - to share their thoughts and insights with Dutch audiences.