Institute for Visual Studies

Wendy Ewald: Art and Activism

Mon, 11 Mar 2019 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

This spring, the Institute for Visual Studies is hosting artist, activist, and educator Wendy Ewald. She will be giving a public lecture on Monday, March 11 at 6pm in Harrison Hall, room 1261. Wendy Ewald has been an artist, activist, and teacher for more than 40 years, and has worked with communities across the world. Her projects probe questions of identity and cultural differences. In her work with children, she encourages them to use cameras to record themselves, their families, and their communities, and to articulate their fantasies and dreams. Ewald also takes photographs within the communities with which she works and has the children mark or write on her negatives, challenging concept of authorship and blurring the lines between creator and subject. Among her many honors, she is the recipient of both a MacArthur Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship.  In her talk, Ewald will discuss her work at the intersection of Art and Activism.

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This event is generously sponsored by the College of Education, College of Visual and Performing Arts, School of Art, Design and Art History Photogrpahy Area, Art Education, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and the School of Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication. 

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