The Aesthetics of Doing: Ethics

A Blade of Grass
The Aesthetics of Doing: Ethics

Thursday, January 31, 2013
6 to 8pm

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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?