Symposium — Jack Whitten: Painting, Politics, Technology
|When:||Saturday, October 5 2:00 - 4:30 PM|
|Where:||Carl and Ruth Shapiro Admissions Center, Presentation Room|
|Description:||In the early 1970s, painter Jack Whitten stood at the intersection of abstract art, racial politics, and developing technologies. These concerns inspired a major body of experimental paintings, and a practice of historical significance and increasing influence. This symposium will bring together noted scholars, critics, and artists, including Whitten himself, to explore his history as well as what makes his pivotal early '70s paintings—featured in the Rose exhibition Light Years: Jack Whitten, 1971-73—look so contemporary today.