Artist Dread Scott speaks about his politicized practice and installs his controversial public artwork at the Contemporary Arts Center.
The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) hosts a conversation with artist Dread Scott and New Orleans-based activist and community organizer Angela Kinlaw to discuss art and education as ways to mediate racialized violence. The Contemporary Arts Center also installs Scott’s A Man was Lynched by Police Yesterday, 2016, created after this year’s police killings of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling. The flag is an update of one that flew outside the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) offices in New York in the 1920s and ’30s.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the CAC’s website.
Scott is currently working on a full-scale reenactment of the 1811 German Coast slave uprising. Read Lydia Y. Nichols’ interview with Scott about the project on the Art Review.