Discussion Board: Module Seven-Agency and Power-Art and Society Watch videos: How artist respond to political crises | Modern Art & Ideas When Art Breaks the Law Art Through Time: A Global View: Conflict and Resistance Explore artist like: Ralf Borland, Kerry James Marshall, Larrain O’Grady and Xiao Lu
Explore artist like: Ralf Borland, Kerry James Marshall, Larrain O’Grady and Xiao Lu
Discover some of the way’s artists create works of art to express, explore, and question power and agency in society.
This week we are on the search for an image of a work of art that represents one or more of aspects of agency and/or power:
Who has it, and who does not?, Why do some have power and others do not? How does power shift from one entity to another? How does visibility give agency and power? Can art like this make us better, more engaged citizens? If so, in what ways? If not, why? Did the artwork open up different perspectives on art or the world today? What new questions did this week raise for you? Power and or Agency will be central to the art work you choose to collect this week. Allow yourself to express how power and agency has manifested in your experiences and life. Conjure memories, experiences and perceptions of your world to evoke conversations about power and agency. Explain what the art work is, why you selected it, and what it tell us about you and your relationship to power and agency. Then respond two classmate’s post that resonates with or interest you.