11.09.2009

Tactical art for social shaking

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Date/Time: 09/11/2009 12:00 am


The Community Learning Initiative at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study Presents:
“Tactical art for social shaking”(a decade of creative activism)
A lecture by Leonidas Martin Saura
November 9, 2009
Presentation at 7:00pm; reception to follow
Einstein Auditorium (Room 105)
Steinhardt Barney Building
34 Stuyvesant Street
A visual tour around the “artivist” projects created by Leonidas Martin. Talk and presentation will explore the relationships between art and activism, how creativity can be a powerful tool for social transformation, how we can resist the power while we have a really good time, and why we must take direct action as one of the fine arts.
Leonidas Martin is a Professor at Barcelona University where he teaches video, new media and political art. For many years he has been developing collective projects between art and activism, some of them well known internationally (Los Agencias, Yomango, Pret a Revolter, New Kids on the Black Block…) He also writes about art and politics for cultural blogs, journals and newspapers. As a video maker he has
created several documentaries and movies for television and internet. He is a member of the cultural collective “Enmedio” (www.enmedio.info). Last but not least, he is an expert telling jokes, often using this divine gift to get free beers and to avoid police arrest.
Sponsored by: The Community Learning Initiative and the Interdisciplinary Arts Program at The Gallatin School of Individualized Study; The Department of Media, Culture and Communication and The Department of Art and Art Professions at The Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development.
Free and open to the public; for more information: melissa.daniel (AT) nyu (DOT) edu

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