A Blade of Grass
The Aesthetics of Doing: Ethics
Thursday, January 31, 2013
6 to 8pm
Panel discussion with artists Wafaa Bilal, Andrea Geyer, Dread Scott
Moderated by Tom Finkelpearl, Executive Director, Queens Museum of Art
Wafaa Bilal, ...and Counting; Andrea Geyer, 9 Scripts from a Nation at War; Dread Scott, Burning the US Constitution
Do ethics equal aesthetics?
This panel discussion brought together three artists who challenge the artist's relationship to audience, subject matter and institutions, so that we can explore the ethics of socially engaged art. Are artists working outside the gallery free to create or confront ethical dilemmas? How do audiences perceive the ethics of a socially engaged art project?