Feb 23rd 2017

Art & Care as Resistance & Love, a panel with Lauren Ash (Artist-In-Residence, Arts and Public Life), Lauren Berlant (English), Laura Letinsky (Visual Arts), and Karen Reimer (MFA ’89; School of the Art Institute of Chicago).

This panel will explore feminism, the domestic, and the intimate as resources for world-making. We will hear about and discuss the panelists’ work on making space for women of color to breathe easy; rethinking the relation between militancy and vulnerability; making virtual space for life that doesn’t have actual space for flourishing; making art that revalues craft and working class taste.

Additionally panelists will discuss questions such as: If we refuse to reproduce sophistication as self-evidently good but resist authenticity too, what affect worlds are we making for women, for feminism, for intimacy? If we are rethinking domesticity and intimacy, are we rethinking what it means to show care? If we are rethinking the relation between forms of art and forms of life, are we rethinking what it means to repair? Does “the personal is the political” still mean what it has meant, is it generating new figures and projects?

This event is part of Care@Chicago, a project designed to examine and practice forms of self-care and ask what constitutes repair and relief in states and times of trauma. Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture.

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