Extraordinary challenges have brought new uncertainties to the present and future, though this is not the first time the world has experienced loss and hardship on a global scale. What can we learn from artists responding to the political and social moments of their time? In this four-part course led by museum educator Maya Jeffereis, explore work made by artists who take on difficult histories in order to be catalysts for change. Each session examines contemporary art from a different geographic region, covering the United States, Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa, and South and Southeast Asia. Participants will learn about artists who have created works that confront traumatic histories and structural inequalities of the present, and offer hopeful visions for the future.
Online course each Wednesday, April 7–28, 2021.