On the eve of the Trump Inauguration, this panel invites five practicing artists and critics for a lively conversation about the influence of politics and current events on their work. While discussing their own methods, the panelists will also reflect upon the role of art within political struggle. They will also invite the audience into a collective conversation and Q & A, in the hopes of reaching meaningful and insightful solutions.
Drinks will be available for purchase at Molasses Books, as will works created by the artists themselves.
Speakers and Panelists:
—Julia Alekseyeva, author-illustrator of the graphic novel Soviet Daughter: A Graphic Revolution, PhD candidate at Harvard University, and adjunct lecturer at Brooklyn College
—Matt Lubchansky, cartoonist and illustrator, creator of the webcomic Please Listen to Me, and editorial assistant and weekly contributor for The Nib
—Josh MacPhee, designer, artist, and archivist; founding member of both the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative and the Interference Archive
—Phil Rabovsky, visual artist and MFA student at the School of Visual Arts in New York
—Natasha Račić, photographer and conceptual artist