Pivoting: Ethics And Aesthetics
Recent critical frameworks including Institutional Critique, Feminism and Identity Politics question the relationship between ethics and aesthetics complicating the artist’s role in society. And we are not finished. Where ethics connotes social responsibility and aesthetics imply that anything goes, what motivates artists to weave the two together and take on social challenges larger than a singular artistic voice? Where do artists “find” themselves in the confluence of individual expression and broader social relations? This chat will address these questions reflecting on the personal choices artists make and the multiple roles they play.
Amitis Motevalli, Adam Overton, Taisha Paggett, Dorit Cypis (moderator)
Where: Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
6522 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028
When: Saturday, January 17, 2015, 2:15-3:15PM