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The Eliot School Salon Series presents: Identity in Art - Representation, Culture & Belonging
On May 4th at 7 PM, the Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts will host a robust conversation with local, practicing artists Stephen Hamilton, Ayana Mack and Cagen Luse, moderated by Director of Adult Programming & Engagement at the Eliot School, Dara Cheek.
Our impressions and understanding of people are heavily influenced by how they are depicted in imagery.
This is particularly true when our own exposure to a culture/its people is limited, or non-existent. World-class museum walls are heavily populated by artists' interpretations of cultures they’ve identified as “other.”
Slowly, more works by artists representing and reclaiming their own culture are gaining recognition.
In conversation with artists who create work that intentionally references a culture, we seek to investigate:
Who gets to determine how cultures are represented in art? How does membership, or non-membership, in a culture impact how we depict it? Who determines how those images are distributed and displayed?
We welcome you to ask questions, give your feedback and engage with us via social media.
This event is presented in collaboration with Boston Design Week, and with the support of the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.