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University of Bristol

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 from 18:15 to 19:15 (BST)

Molly Crabapple: The art of revolution and protest

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Autumn Art Lectures 2017: The Art of Revolutions

Artist, journalist and writer Molly Crabapple has reported from and made art about some of the most war-torn areas of the world – including Guantanamo Bay, Abu Dhabi's migrant labour camps, Syria, Lebanon, Gaza, the West Bank and Iraqi Kurdistan. In 2012, her posters for Occupy Wall Street were used widely – some went viral – and her apartment became an unofficial salon for artists making work about the protest. In 2013, her exhibition Shell Game, a series of large-scale paintings about the revolutions of 2011, led to her being called ‘an emblem of the way that art could break out of the gilded gallery’. Her art was used in the Writers Resist rally on January 15 2017 to mark Donald Trump’s inauguration. For Crabapple, drawing is ‘exposure, confrontation, or reckoning. Every line a weapon’. She talks about her work and the art of protest and revolution. 

Molly Crabapple  is an artist, journalist and author of the highly praised memoir, Drawing Blood. Called ‘An emblem of the way art can break out of the gilded gallery’ by the New Republic, she has drawn in and reported from Guantanamo Bay, Abu Dhabi's migrant labour camps, and in Syria, Lebanon, Gaza, the West Bank and Iraqi Kurdistan. In the Occupy Wall Street protests, she started doing protest posters. In doing these, she said, 'I found my voice’; she was called by author Matt Taibbi 'Occupy's greatest artist’ and her work went viral. Brothers of the Gun, her illustrated collaboration with Syrian war journalist Marwan Hisham, will be published in 2018. She is a contributing editor for VICE and has written for publications including The New York Times, Paris Review and Vanity Fair. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. Follow her on Twitter @MollyCrabapple

The concepts of ‘art’ and ‘revolution’ intersect in many and various ways. This year’s Autumn Art Lecture Series explores some of them. It does this in the year of the anniversary of one of the world’s most profound revolutions, that of Russia in 1917 - our lecture on this, given by John Milner the curator of the Royal Academy exhibition (2017), takes place on its exact anniversary, according to the Gregorian calendar 7 November (25 October Julian).  Other lectures address art and the Chinese cultural revolution (Robert Bickers), the visual culture of the French revolution (Valerie Mainz), and more diverse revolutionary topics such as the representational revolution of the first exhibition dedicated to queer British art (at Tate Britain 5 April – October 1st 2017), given by its curator Clare Barlow; the revolution in the presentation of art on television represented by Kenneth Clark’s Civilization in 1969, given by the presenter of the new series Civilizations David Olusoga. We start with the American artist Molly Crabapple talking about the role of contemporary art as weapon of protest and revolution. 

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BS8 1TH Bristol
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Tuesday, 17 October 2017 from 18:15 to 19:15 (BST)


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