Saturation: Race, Art, and the Circulation of Value
Where: New Museum
212-219-1222 Price: Free
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Book Launch and Conversation about Art and Politics
Taking cues from this new anthology and highlighting the artistic practices of the panelists, this event will focus on the various ways the political is navigated through art. This conversation will explore the limits of art and activism and how artists who are considered “political” and “activists” do not necessarily find parity across art and activism but, rather, real disconnects. Rather than viewed simply as problems, these disconnects rethink the relationship across art and politics, particularly in a moment when activism is being reenvisioned.
Saturation: Race, Art and the Circulation of Value (MIT Press, 2020) is the fourth book in the New Museum’s Critical Anthologies in Art and Culture series co-published by the New Museum and MIT Press. This book rethinks how and why controversies involving race and the art world are often discussed in terms of diversity and representation—as if having the right representative from a group or a larger plurality of embodied difference would absolve art institutions from historic forms of exclusion. Saturation offers another approach, taking into account not only questions of racial representation but also issues of structural change.Buy tickets/get more info now