Online Lecture: Creative Resistance — Political Art + Craftivism
home Online from September 20 – November 5, 2020
Some material contained in this presentation is sexually suggestive, and would be considered “adult.” It may not be appropriate for younger viewers.
Politics – past and present – provide ample fodder for creative inspiration. Sarah Bearup-Neal, Glen Arbor Arts Center gallery manager, surveys some of these powerful examples during a slide lecture. Tickets for this on-line program are $10 GAAC members, $15 nonmembers. Registered viewers will receive by email an access code that will allow them to watch this video presentation anytime from September 20 – November 7, 2020.
From Theodore Gericault’s 19th century painting, The Raft of the Medusa, to the thousands of pink, hand-knit caps worn during the historic 2017 Women’s March in Washington, DC, the visual arts show themselves to be expressive tools. Craftivism is a creative movement that began to take shape in the early 2000s. It sought to combine visual art with activism and turned to the so-called “domestic arts” of embroidery, knitting, and hand stitching to comment on a wide range of current, topical issues – from feminism to sexism to environmental concerns.
“Political Art + Craftivism” is offered in conjunction with the GAAC’s exhibition Power Tools [September 11 – November 5]. In addition to her duties at the GAAC, Bearup-Neal is a practicing fiber artist. She received a BFA from Michigan State University.