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"Collaboration Pro & Con," Will Allen and Fritz Haeg

Spring 2010 Visual Arts Lecture Series, Lewis Center for the Arts --

Speakers: Will Allen and Fritz Haeg --

Over the past decade, the idea of Collaboration has taken many forms in the Visual Arts - some flattering, some puzzling, some outright troubling - but all intentional. From Fritz Haeg converting suburban lawns to sustainable vegetable gardens to the deceptive portrayals of Donelle Woolford to Artur Zmijewski interrogating concentration camp survivors, artists today are posing basic ethical questions around power relations in the production of culture. This lecture series hopes to deepen the common understanding of Collaboration as an ideally altruistic endeavor. As we know from practical experience, Collaboration is not so simple. The artists and art historians assembled here will examine ways that Collaboration is altruistic but also look at how it can be subversive, accidental, counter-productive or mundane. How it can produce more problems / questions than it solves. And how it might even set out to do so intentionally.

Location: Nassau Street, 185

Date/Time: 04/07/10 at 4:30 pm - 04/07/10 at 6:00 pm

Category: Sponsored & Affiliated Events

Department: Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI)