Prize Ceremony and Keynote Conversation with Maria Thereza Alves and Ruth Wilson Gilmore
On the brink of the elimination of federal arts funding in the U.S., widespread xenophobia, forced global migration, environmental destruction, and ongoing systemic racism, the Vera List Center Prize Conference in November looks at the urgent and necessary work of the recipient of the third Vera List Center Prize for Art and Politics, Brazilian artist Maria Thereza Alves.
Introduced by Executive Dean Mary Watson, Maria Thereza Alvesreceives the Vera List Center Prize for Art and Politics 2016-2018 and the prize object, Yoko Ono‘s sculpture The Third Eye, for her project Seeds of Change. Seeds of Change explores the social, political and cultural history of ballast flora in port cities and reveals patterns, temporalities and instruments of colonialism, commerce and migration going back many centuries.
Following the Prize presentation Carin Kuoni, Director/Curator of the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, moderates a conversation between Maria Thereza Alves, who discusses her prize-winning project and its repercussions in the current political moment and Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Professor of Geography and Director of the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics at the CUNY Graduate Center.
When: Friday November 3rd, 2017
Where: The New School Auditorium at 12th Street, 66 West 12th Street