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Artists as Activists Virtual Talk & Tour

Learn about the Artists as Activists exhibit from its curator, Charlotta Kotik, and see it virtually before it closes on September 20. This exclusive online event includes a live presentation by Charlotta Kotik on Wednesday, September 16, at 7:00 p.m. CDT and a tour of the exhibit with NCSML Curator Stefanie Kohn that you can access at any time. Purchase any of the four packages to attend.

Artists as Activists features artists who are responding to political oppression through their work. Seeking their own independent expression, they often inadvertently position themselves to oppose reigning doctrines during times when ruling powers are oppressing large segments of populations, even whole countries, from creating a more just and equitable future. The exhibit brings the works of internationally recognized contemporary artists to the NCSML, including Ai Weiwei, David Černý, Emily Jacir, Hong Hao, jc lenochan, Juanma Garcia, Malik Sajad, and Tania Bruguera; most which have never been on display in Iowa.

Cost: Purchase any of the four packages to attend.

$20.00 Tour Only Package includes Zoom invite code for Virtual Talk with Charlotta and link to tour video with Stefanie PLUS coupon code for $20 off* any purchase of $50 or more in our award winning Museum Store for use either in-store or online.

*Applies to full price merchandise only, no additional coupons or discount allowed.

$40 Ai Weiwei Book & Tour Package includes Zoom invite code for Virtual Talk with Charlotta and link to tour video with Stefanie PLUS a FREE copy of our ‘Artists as Activist’ Slovo Magazine, a custom LEGO keychain, an ART MATTERS jotter and 6 cookies from Rawlicious – a $130 value!

This beautifully illustrated volume explores the inextricable link between Ai Weiwei’s art and his politics. “Everything is art. Everything is politics,” says internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei. His statement informs this comprehensive book that features sculptural installations, photographs, and videos from every aspect of the artist’s forty-year career and touches on many contemporary social issues. Wide-ranging and penetrating, this collection of Ai’s most important work to date illustrates the depth of his conviction that art is most powerful when it raises awareness and incites change.

$30 Emily Jacir Book & Tour Package includes Zoom invite code for Virtual Talk with Charlotta and link to tour video with Stefanie PLUS a FREE copy of our ‘Artists as Activist’ Slovo Magazine, an ART MATTERS jotter and 6 cookies from Rawlicious – an $105 value!

A Palestinian living in New York, Emily Jacir became known for her text and photo piece “Where We Come From” (2003), which was shown in the 2004 Whitney Biennial. The work documents Jacir’s travels through Palestine–with the liberty of her U.S. passport–performing tasks from the mundane to the poignant for nearly 30 exiled Palestinians from around the world. Jacir, who was born in 1970, takes on such highly fraught collisions of culture, religion and politics with conceptually complex yet elegant and emotionally moving means of resistance.

$20 Tania Bruguera Book & Tour includes Zoom invite code for Virtual Talk with Charlotta and link to tour video with Stefanie, Unfree Speech by Joshua Wong PLUS a FREE copy of our ‘Artists as Activist’ Slovo Magazine and 6 cookies from Rawlicious – a $91 value!

The work of Cuban artist Tania Bruguera (born 1968) researches and performs the ways in which art can be applied to collective everyday life, focusing on the transformation of emotion into political action.Talking to Power / Hablándole al Poder surveys Bruguera’s artworks for the public sphere created between 1985 and 2017, all of which position art as a resource for social change. This collection of works offers the reader a deep understanding of the artist’s strategies for intervening in power.

Gluten and dairy free twilight, brain, chocolate sandwich, vanilla sandwich, strawberry sandwich & lemon sandwich Cookies from Rawlicious.

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Date:
September 16
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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