Free and open to the public. Thursday and Friday, February 12 and 13, 2015
Artists continue to be imprisoned and exiled and art continues to be banned and destroyed, all of which gives evidence of the power of images to unsettle, to speak truth to power, to question our cherished cultural norms or our ideas about what is sacred.
Ai Weiwei will be our keynote speaker with a video he is creating just for the conference, addressing "The Censorship of Artists: Artists in Prison, Artists in Exile." The program pairs artists with critics, museum directors, and scholars like Paul Chan and Paul Cotter, Shirin Neshat and Jack Persekian, and Ricardo Dominguez and Stephen Duncombe. Olaf Peters, Emily Braun, andDavid Freedberg will address the history of banning art. Finally, Jeffrey Deitch, Boris Groys, Jack Persekian, Lisa Phillips, andSvetlana Mintcheva will examine self-censorship in arts institutions.
Center for Public Scholarship
The New School
66 West 12th Street
New York, NY 10011
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