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LIVE from NYPL: Ethics in Public Art: Laurie Anderson, Firelei Báez, Walter Hood, and Justin Garrett Moore

Mar 13 | Mon |
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Artists and activists debate the intersections of public art and issues of equity, representation, social justice, and beyond.

Featuring: * Laurie Anderson, visual artist, composer, poet, photographer, filmmaker, and musician * Firelei Báez, visual artist * Walter Hood, Professor of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning and Urban Design, University of California, Berkeley * Justin Garrett Moore, inaugural program officer for the Humanities in Place program, Mellon Foundation

What are the impacts, positive and negative, that public art can have on the built environment? Drawing on their personal experiences and work, artists and activists explore the thorny issues surrounding the decision-making process of civic projects and the motivations that lie behind public art and monuments. What happens when artistic and creative concerns clash with commercial and political ones? How should social justice and equity be addressed through aesthetics? And how can public art best be used to strengthen and uplift communities?

Presented in partnership with the American Academy in Rome.

Venue: New York Public Library - Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library

455 5th Avenue Map