Art, Race, Space Symposium
Date: January 25, 2013
Location: Campus Center, IUPUI Campus, 420 University Blvd.
Time: 8:00 am–5:30 pm
Artists and scholars from across the country will join leaders from Indianapolis’s arts and culture sector in an interdisciplinary daylong symposium dedicated to exploring the complicated relationships between art, race, and civic space. Participants will begin by reflecting on artist Fred Wilson’s E Pluribus Unum, a public art commission for the Indianapolis Culture Trail that was cancelled in 2011 due to controversy surrounding Wilson’s appropriation of a freed slave figure from the Soldiers and Sailors Monument. Building on the ideas about race, class, visual culture, and democratic debate that emerge from the Indianapolis project, presenters will also address related historical and contemporary examples from other parts of the United States. In order to encourage public dialogue about art, race, and space, the symposium will provide an opportunity for audience members and presenters to engage in conversations about these matters throughout the day.
The symposium is free and open to the public.
Hosted by the IUPUI Museum Studies Program and the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI.
Sponsored by the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute.