Panel to discuss “Boundaries: Art and its Relationship to Systems of Oppression”
Wed, 03/13/2013 - 12:37pm
Local artists Jeremy Russell and Valeria Watson-Doost, creators of the "Whole Earth Theory" exhibition at UNC Asheville's Highsmith University Union Gallery, will be joined by members of UNC Asheville's faculty for a panel discussion, "Boundaries," on the nexus of art and politics at 6 p.m. Monday, March 25 at the Highsmith University Union Grotto on campus.
UNC Asheville sophomore Jozef Lisowski, intern at Highsmith Gallery, has organized this event and will moderate the discussion. Lisowski says the event, "Boundaries: Art and its Relationship to Systems of Oppression," will examine the role of art – especially "challenging" art – in providing alternatives to tacit sexism, racism and classism.
Panelists, in addition to Russell and Watson-Doost, will include UNC Asheville faculty members Lori Horvitz, director of the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies program; Dwight Mullen, professor of political science; and Brent Skidmore, assistant professor of art.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Cultural Events & Special Academic Programs website or call 828.251.6991.