• Wanda D. Ewing Gallery (map)
  • 2221 N 24th St
  • Omaha, NE, 68110
  • United States

Through a presentation of her Union for Contemporary Art fellowship project of sound compositions based on social data, April Faith-Slaker will discuss the role of the contemporary artist in the social and political spheres. She will explore and encourage group discussion of the following questions: why are contemporary artists increasingly engaging with the sphere of the political? In what ways can contemporary art be a viable place for engagement with the political? April will show that her fellowship work is an example of art as a process of re-engaging with political imagination and can lead to opening up the terms of discourse by expanding how we present, understand and engage with knowledge about social issues.