ARCHIVED: Revolutionary Artists Lecture Series
Artist-activists William Pope.L, Tyree Guyton, and Frithjof Bergmann will visit Sarah Lawrence College in February and April to speak about their work as part of a” Revolutionary Artists Lecture Series.” For more information, please call 914-395-2660 or e-mail .
Speakers will present their unique solutions to how we confront the realities of today - a time of turmoil and uncertainty, fueled by natural disasters, war, extreme poverty, disease and bigotry. “To find answers, I suggest we look beyond the status quo, to more creative sources for inspiration,” said artist Afua Osei-Bonsu, one of the series’ organizers.
Continuing the series on April 3 at 7 p.m. in Titsworth Lecture Hall, will be a talk and workshop by Tyree Guyton, an artist who waged a personal war on Detroit’s east side by transforming Heidelberg Street with discarded objects to embellish houses, sidewalks and empty lots – a means toward revitalization and urban renewal.
The series began on February 9 at 7 p.m. in the Film Viewing Room of the Performing Arts Center (PAC) with William Pope.L, known for inserting DNA attributable to Martin Luther King Jr. into fruit placed in supermarkets and his monograph, William Pope.L: The Friendliest Black Artist in America and will culminate with the organizer of the first Teach-in against the war in Vietnam and author of “On Being Free,” Frithjof Bergmann, known throughout the world for the theory of “New Work,” on April 16 at 7 p.m. in Reisinger Concert Hall.
The “Revolutionary Artists Lecture Series” is presented by Sarah Lawrence College’s Offices of Multicultural and International Affairs, Community Partnerships and Student Affairs