June 17, 12PM

Extra Credit | Artists Making History: From Archival Impulses and Archival Activism


EXTRA CREDIT is an education series that aims to provide a general overview of contemporary art and to demystify the field for those outside of the art world. It is ideal for anyone interested in learning more and for those looking to further engage with exhibitions and museums.

This session will serve as an introduction to a range of artistic strategies used to engage the politics of the representation of history. Some examples will include self- organized collections of subcultural history while others involve artists who intervene in existing collections and artifacts. Viewers can expect to come out of the experience with numerous references accounting for this range of approaches as well as some critical questions surrounding these practices. Artists/Organizations/Authors discussed in this session will include Alejandro T. Acierto, Dario Robleto, Interference Archive, Political Art Documentation/Distribution, Susan Hiller, Liliana Angulo Cortes, Hal Foster, Public Collectors, Nato Thompson, Jean-Luc Moulene, Amelia Jones, Maria Eichhorn, Laurie Palmer, Atlas Group, Martha Minujin, Renee Green, Thomas Hirschhorn, East Art Map, Speak Memory symposium among others. The presenter will share his own experiences working on the Never the Same archiving and oral history project with Rebecca Zorach.

This event is free and open to the public; register here.

DANIEL TUCKER works as an artist, writer and organizer developing documentaries, publications, exhibitions and events inspired by his interest in social movements and the people and places from which they emerge. His writings and lectures on the intersections of art and politics and his collaborative art projects have been published and presented widely. Tucker recently completed the feature-length video essay Future Perfect: Time Capsules in Reagan Country and curated the exhibition and event series Organize Your Own: The Politics and Poetics of Self-Determination Movements. He earned his MFA from University of Illinois at Chicago and BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is an Assistant Professor and founding Graduate Program Director in Social and Studio Practices at Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia. miscprojects.com

Public Engagement is supported by the Bernstein Public Engagement Fund.

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