Colgate Conversations: "Art and Conflict: A Conversation with Dawn Weleski"
Co-facilitators: Dawn Weleski (Visiting Artist) and Margaretha Haughwout (Assistant Professor of Art and Art History)
Colgate AAH Professor Margaretha Haughwout and visiting artist Dawn Weleski* will lead a group dialogue about social issues of importance to Colgate students, faculty, and staff, and how art may be used to address them constructively.
*Pittsburgh-based artist Dawn Weleski’s practice administers a political stress test, antagonizing routine cultural behavior by re-purposing underground brawls, revolutionary protests, and political offices as transformative social stages. Recent projects include "The Black Draft," a live mock sports draft during which ten Black former Pittsburghers, from all professions, are drafted to return home, and "City Council Wrestling," a series of public wrestling matches where citizens, pro-am wrestlers, and city council members personified their political passions into wrestling characters. She co-founded and co- directed Conflict Kitchen, a take-out restaurant that serves cuisine from countries with which the U.S. government is in conflict, which has been covered by over 750 international media and news outlets worldwide.
Monday, February 25 at 12:15pm
The Coop – O'Connor Campus Center, 134 Study/Conference Room
13 Oak Dr, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA