The University of West Florida College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities presents the Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series showcasing scholars of outstanding prominence who promote the value and role of the Liberal Arts in building and sustaining contemporary culture.
Throughout history, contested public art has served as a source of discourse among artists, art historians, critics and the viewing public. In "The Legacy of Contested Public Art," Carrie Fonder and Valerie George will explore how commissioning entities and viewing audiences have contested public works of art.
Fonder and George are interested in the legacy of art when it is denied, rejected or removed. Their work investigates what audiences’ conflicted relationship with public art reveals about collective values. Through this presentation, they examine the power of art as it lives on in both public dialogue and critical discourse. Their talk will consider the role of politics in shaping the outcome of proposed or disputed works. How can artists, communities, and organizations learn from understanding the history of these contested works?
October 26, 2017
Pensacola Museum of Art
407 S Jefferson St.
Reception: 5:30 pm - 6 p.m.
Lecture: 6-7 p.m.
The reception and presentation is free and open to the public.
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