In two panel discussions, notable cross-disciplinary luminaries explored the role of art as a mechanism for cultural analysis and, in particular, its capacity to address reality and realism in our "post-truth" world. Invited panelists included artists working within the spheres of environmental and social practice, who will take up questions such as: how may aesthetics be used in service of advocacy; how do we relate to one another through the filter of alternative realities; how do artists blur the lines of truth, and to what effect?

OCTOBER 5, 2017

Alternative Facts

Exploring different versions of history and possibilities for the future

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Edgar Arceneaux
Artist & Filmmaker

Leong Leong

Christopher & Dominic Leong, Founders of Leong Leong, Architecture & Design Studio

Martine Syms

Cultural Entrepreneur

Juanita Moore

Moderator; President and CEO, The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

OCTOBER 6, 2017

The Lie that Tells the Truth

Clarifying and complicating the border between art and reality

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Hilton Als

Writer & Critic

Mel Chin

Conceptual Visual Artist

Coco Fusco

Interdisciplinary Artist & Writer

Deana Haggag

Moderator; President and CEO, United States Artists