I make revolutionary art to propel history forward. I don’t accept the economic foundation, social relations and governing ideas of America. My work encourages an audience to explore important questions based upon this perspective. - Dread Scott
The artist Dread Scott works in a range of media, including performance, photography, screen printing, installation and video, to confront the many social questions affecting humanity. His talk will present a selection of work from the past 30 years of his career, considering themes of American identity and patriotism, American democracy's roots in slavery and how that informs our present, the criminalization of Black and Latino youth, the continuum from the Civil Rights movement to the contemporary Black Lives Matter resistance, imagining a world free of oppression and exploitation, and thoughts on resistance and liberation.
This program is made possible by Howard and Roberta Ahmanson, the Remsen Bird Fund and the Arts and Urban Experience Initiative, which is generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.