Visual + Media Arts
October 28 - November 4, 2019
Presented by Jennifer Minner
Aboriginal Australian Artist Jonathan Jones will share his insights into socially engaged art as a means of inspiring greater appreciation of Indigenous history and cultures, remembrance of forgotten histories, and stewardship of the environment. Jones has designed exhibitions that engage the public with themes of history, cultural interactions, and social justice.
Friday, November 1 @ 12:20 pm
Indigenous Knowledges and Art-Making Practices
Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium, Milstein Hall
This talk will address the process and practice of working as an Aboriginal artist within the contemporary art context by considering several key artworks. These works negotiate Aboriginal protocols, such as acknowledging the traditional owners of a site, the maintenance of knowledge regarding language and toolmaking, and community engagement and development; alongside notions of site specificity, budgets, and buildability, set within the contemporary art word. In order to achieve these multiple outcomes, these artworks are conceived and delivered within an Indigenous methodology. In this process, age-old ways of working are shown to have enormous impacts on both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities today.