A Blade of Grass
Fellowship Workshop with Dread Scott
Monday, November 2, 2015
6 to 8pm
Fellowship Workshops are designed for applicants to our ABOG Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art and include hands-on, interactive approaches to helping artists with their proposals. This workshop began with a short presentation by ABOG Fellow Dread Scott, followed by small group discussions about what ABOG's selection criteria are and how artists can best apply them, each led by an ABOG staffer. ABOG also facilitated a review process for artists to receive feedback from their peers in advance of submitting their applications.
About Dread Scott
Dread Scott makes revolutionary art to propel history forward, working in a range of media including performance, photography, screen-printing, video, installation and painting. He has exhibited and performed at numerous institutions, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Contemporary Art Museum Houston, the Walker Art Center and BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) and has been written about in numerous publications including The New York Times, Art In America, ArtNews, ArtForum, Art21 Magazine, The Guardian, and Time.
His ABOG Fellowship supports Slave Rebellion Reenactment (SRR), a conceptual community-engaged artwork that will reenact the largest rebellion of enslaved people in American history. It will re-stage and reinterpret Louisiana’s German Coast Uprising of 1811, involving hundreds of re-enactors on the outskirts of New Orleans, in the same locations where the 1811 rebellion occurred. Learn more about Slave Rebellion Reenactment.