Exploring the many ways artists inspire political action and social change, or how art can be socially useful, this day of discussion asks pertinent questions about the intersection for art and politics. How does art function politically? What is activist art? What forms of dissent are possible today, and how do artists manifest political perspectives in their practice?
This is the second of four recordings from this symposium and features artist Simon Leung; experimental geographer and artist Trevor Paglen; artist and member of Otabenga Jones and Associates Robert Pruitt; and artist and curator Mark Tribe.
Recorded Saturday, October 25, 2008 at University of Chicago.