ArtisTalk: Tim Rollins
November 1, 2011
In 1984 artist and activist Tim Rollins launched the Art and Knowledge workshop, a collaboration with a student group called Kids of Survival (K.O.S.), which grew out of an art class he taught in a South Bronx public school. Rollins and the students create large works inspired by canonical texts that relate directly to sociopolitical issues of the times, as exemplified by The Animal Farm: P. W. Botha 1 (1984–87), currently on view in the first-floor gallery of the Sackler Museum. Rollins will talk about this and recent work, focusing on the melding of art and social engagement.
ArtisTalk is a new six-part series of lectures by and conversations with some of today’s most thought-provoking artists. Artistic practice is an essential form of intellectual inquiry and cultural critique. Contemporary artists have much to say and much to teach about the complex world in which we live.
The fall series will feature artists whose work resonates with new installations in the Sackler Museum: the recently refreshed contemporary galleries in the ongoing exhibition Re-View and the special exhibition Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe, on view September 6–December 10, 2011.
Free admission. Limited complimentary parking at Broadway Garage, 7 Felton Street.
This series was made possible in part by generous support from the Emily Rauh Pulitzer and Joseph Pulitzer Jr. Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art, Harvard Art Museums.
The M. Victor Leventritt Fund was established through the generosity of the wife, children, and friends of the late M. Victor Leventritt, Harvard Class of 1935. The purpose of the fund is to present outstanding scholars of the history and theory of art to the Harvard and Greater Boston communities.