Art of the State

Art of the State is an exploration of government sanctioned artwork curated by the Spring 2012 Curatorial Practice seminar.
When Jun 15, 2012 09:00 AM to
Aug 11, 2012 04:30 PM
Where Hite Galleries, Schneider Hall
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Contact Phone 502-852-6794
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Art of the State is an exploration of government sanctioned artwork curated by the Spring 2012 Curatorial Practice seminar. During the seminar, students visited a collection of Soviet era artwork as part of its course work. This visit proved provocative through the questions it provoked regarding the roles of the state and the individual artist in creative activity. Where do the lines between art, personal expression and propaganda lie? How is this influence of the state integrated into the artwork? And what can be deduced about the state and the artist by looking at this work? What is authentic and what is manufactured to influence the audience? These questions carry over into today’s world on many levels, and are therefore investigated through relevant artworks in this exhibition of prints, posters, and photography.

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 26, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Hite Art Institute, Schneider Hall Galleries: Mon.-Fri., 9:00 am- 4:30 pm; Sat., 10:00 am-2:00 pm; & Sun., 1:00-4:00 pm

All Hite events are free and open to the public.

For information about the Hite Art Institute, visit http://louisville.edu/art/ or call (502) 852-6794.

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