A Proposition by Kara Walker: The object of Painting is the subjugated Body
September 25 – 26 2009
A Proposition by Kara Walker: The object of Painting is the subjugated Body. The Painter is the colonizing entity. How do Paintings understand the concept of liberty? And who will teach them?
For this session Kara Walker invited guest speaker Soniya Munshi.
The strucutre of the Proposition was as follows:
Friday, 7:00 PM – Intial proposition by Kara Walker
Saturday, 12:00 PM – Guest speaker Soniya Munshi responds, followed by a lunch break
Saturday, 3:00 PM – Discussion with the audience
Propositions was a public forum that explored ideas in development. Inspired by the scientific method of hypothesis, research, and synthesis, each two-day seminar explores a topic of current investigation in an invited speaker’s own artistic or intellectual practice. Over the course of a seminar session, these developing ideas were presented to the public, responded to, “researched,” and discussed to propel the ideas forward in unique ways.