Thursday, April 15, 2010

2010 FRAMEWORK Panel Series

2010 FRAMEWORK Panel Series, generously supported by a recent National Endowment for the Arts' Access to Artistic Excellence grant award.

Transformer Framework Panel #12   
Radical Art - the evolution of artistic revolution

Friday, April 23, 2010, 12:30 - 2pm
Hirshhorn Museum Auditorium

This panel will explore the recent history and future of artwork that continues to challenge audiences and re-define what art is and does through its connection to social practice and activism. Often incorporating performative action and spectacle to make commentary or create dialogue around social or politically charged issues, radical art practice - from early leaders like Joseph Beuys, through to the Guerrilla Girls, and more recently The Floating Lab Collective and My Barbarian - engages audiences in a very immediate and powerful way.

Radical Art - the evolution of artistic revolution panelists will discuss how this genre of art-making and their individual and collaborative work addresses cultural conditions, social hierarchies, political authority, disenfranchised populations, and use of history. Participating panelists include: Edgar Endress, The Floating Lab Collective (DC); Alexandro Segade, My Barbarian (CA); and Martha Wilson, Franklin Furnace, (NY). The panel will be moderated by Ryan Hill, artist; Transformer Board Member; and Manager of Interpretive Programs & Curatorial Research Associate, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden.

In tandem with FRAMEWORK Panel #12: Radical Art - the evolution of artistic revolution, My Barbarian will be presenting an artistic action on the steps of the Hirshhorn's Sculpture Garden at approximately 3:30pm on Friday, April 23, 2010.

Transformer is also pleased to present My Barbarian at 1404 P Street, NW project space in the DC debut of their Death Panel Performance, Saturday April 24, 2010, 4pm and 7pm. Space at Transformer is limited; attendance is on a first come, first seated basis.

All of these events are free and open to the public.

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