Dread Scott Parlor Room Lecture

Tuesday, October 20, 6:00 p.m.

Parlor Room, the Department of Photography and the Department of Performance would like to welcome artist and activist, Dread Scott (BFA 1989).
Dread Scott works in a range of media including performance, photography, screen-printing, video, installation and painting. In his own powerful words, “I make revolutionary art to propel history forward.” His work has been shown across the US and internationally in exhibitions at MoMA PS1, the Walker Art Center, Jack Shainman Gallery, and Gallery MOMO in Cape Town, South Africa, and is in the collection of the Whitney Museum and the Brooklyn Museum. He is also a 2019 Open Society Foundations Soros Equality Fellow and has received grants and fellowships from United States Artists and Creative Capital Foundation.

Dread Scott will give a virtual lecture on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 6pm CDT. Using his work as a subject, Dread’s lectures address the nature of American society and examine how the past not only conditions the present but resides in the present in new form; a recurring theme in his work. Specifically, he discusses issues of race, incarceration, war, government repression and revolution.

This lecture is sponsored in part by SAIC Student Government and Multicultural Affairs.


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