Politics, Polemics and Panaceas: Can Art Really Create Change?

Panel Discussion Fri 11 Apr 1997 The New School
66 West 12th Street, Room 404
Tickets $8
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In The Spirit of Resistance is the first American exhibition of the work of Korean artist Ok Sang Lim, a leader of the Minjoong movement which arose in 1980 as a response to the suppression of political and artistic freedom by Korea's former military dictatorship. He and his colleagues crafted an art of political protest which took aim at the government's oppressive politics.

This panel will take as its point of departure some moments in recent history when art and politics converged to apparently explosive effect.

Eleanor Heartney, curator of the exhibition In The Spirit of Resistance in The Alternative Museum.

Grisha Bruskin, artist
Luis Camnitzer, artist, Professor at State University of NY at Stony Brook
Yong Woo Lee, Professor at Korea University, Seoul, Korea
Robert Storr, curator at Museum of Modern Art, NYC
Eleanor Heartney