Join Real Art Ways and ART PAPERS as we partner to celebrate two events—- the closing day of the group exhibition, "Statues Also Die," and the launch of the Fall/Winter 2020 journal, "Monumental Interventions".
Artists Jeffrey Meris and Marisa Williamson will join ART PAPERS guest co-editor TK Smith, and RAW guest curator, Sarah Fritchey, in a conversation around artists who reject, subvert and revolutionize conventional traditions, concepts and materials of monument-making. Focusing on the sentient body as a receptacle for memory, a site of action, and the vessel through which we come to experience the world— the panelists will explore questions of absence, presence, memory, refusal, vulnerability, mutability, and agency. Drawing from Smith’s extensive research and writing on the history of monument-making, memorials, and the Black body, we will consider how artists are looking to ephemeral forms and new symbols to shape the future of monument making.
Copies of the ART PAPERS journal are available for purchase on their website (https://art-papers-shop.myshopify.com/collections/back-issues/products/art-papers-44-02-fall-winter-2020), and at Real Art Ways for $10 each. You can preview the journal here: https://www.artpapers.org/
The digital version of the RAW exhibition catalog is free, and available here: https://www.realartways.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/statues_finalspreads.pdf
This event is free and open to the public.