Weave and Warp: Considering Community Memories and Art

Time: 7 pm
Location: Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex

On February 1, 2006, visual artist Wen-ti Tsen discussed creativity and the moral imagination in relation to two public art installations, one realized and one imagined, each addressing contested memory in the legacy of violence. The event explored how visual arts, theater, and cultural work contribute to coexistence and reconciliation. Cynthia Cohen, director of coexistence research at Brandeis, facilitated the discussion, with participation from her COEX 250 class.

"Weave and Warp" was the first in a series of three events to be held in conjunction with Cohen's "The Arts of Building Peace" course.

Wen-ti Tsen was chosen as a "Millennium Artist" in 2000 to work with the community of Yakima, Washington, and created a public sculpture for and with that community. In 2004, he completed an exterior installation for the Boston Arts Academy, a public high school in Boston with a focus on the fine and performing arts.