Parsons Paris

Parsons Paris.

How Can Art Affect Political Change?

6:30 p.m.


Bringing together leading theorists of contemporary art and culture, curators and artists, How Can Art Affect Political Change? addresses the complex relationship between creative practice and political activism. The wave of Arab Spring revolutions and the growth of the global Occupy movements have ignited a reassessment of the intersection of art, economics and politics. Key presentations by Andrea Geyer, Marisa Jahn, Josh MacPhee, Mitch McEwen, Yates McKee, and Benjamin Young examine the shifting parameters of socially engaged art and theory within the context of these emerging political events. The discussion is introduced and moderated by Natalie Musteata.



Andrea Geyer, artist and Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, Parsons The New School for Design

Marisa Jahn, artist, writer, and community organizer

Josh MacPhee, artist, curator, and activist

Mitch McEwen, Founding Principal, A. Conglomerate

Yates McKee, activist and critic

Natalie Musteata, PhD student, Art History, The Graduate Center, CUNY 

Benjamin Young, PhD candidate, Department of Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley 


Organized and presented by apexart and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, in conjunction with the center's New School class Art & the Political and the exhibition UNREST: Revolt against Reason at apexart.


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Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 66 Fifth Avenue

Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served