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“Good Intentions: Is Art an Effective Means of Activism?” & Opening Reception

Panel Discussion with David Opdyke and special guests
Friday, January 25, 2019
4:00-6:00 PM
Osterman Common Room, #1022 202 S. Thayer Map
Join us for light refreshments and conversation as artist David Opdyke, journalist Lauren Sandler, arts curator Amanda Krugliak, and others explore the power, or lack thereof, of art to address politically urgent issues and the effectiveness of socially driven art. Moderated by Institute for the Humanities arts curator Amanda Krugliak.

About "Paved with Good Intentions," David Opdyke's exhibition at the Institute for the Humanities through Feb. 26:

In keeping with artist David Opdyke’s previous work, this site specific installation serves as a critique of U.S. culture and politics. In an era of fake news, and daily hyperbole, Opdyke literally changes the picture by hand drawing on hundreds of vintage postcards of well-known American landmarks and destinations. Satirical and slightly sinister, the work upends any preconceived notions we have of spacious skies, amber waves, or reaching the American Dream. Despite our best of intentions, we aren’t there yet.

This project is supported by a grant from the Efroymson Family Fund.
Building: 202 S. Thayer
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Art, Social Impact, Visual Arts
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Institute for the Humanities