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      Prepared: Strategies for Activists (William T. Kemper Foundation Artist-in-Residence Chen Shaoxiong) in Lawrence

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      May 5, 2012

      Saturday  10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (daily until June 30, 2012)

      University of Kansas, 1301 Mississippi
      Lawrence, Kansas 66045

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      Prepared: Strategies for Activists (William T. Kemper Foundation Artist-in-Residence Chen Shaoxiong)

      This Spring Beijing-based artist Chen Shaoxiong will spend three weeks (March 1, 2012—April 5, 2012) working with university students, faculty, staff and a broad cross section of the greater Kansas City community to create art works designed to impart a better understanding of effective protest strategies. Since his early involvement with the “urban guerrilla” group Big Tale Elephant in Guangzhou, China to more recent collaborations with the Xijing Men’s Collective, Chen has developed an artistic practice that deploys humorous play in an abiding pursuit to uncover and understand the mechanisms of contemporary political culture.

      As part of this project, a core group of 30-40 students will work closely with Chen Shaoxiong to create new, collaborative artworks in a wide range of media from photography and video to posters and on-line websites. Participants and the general public can participate by attending and contributing to weekly seminars, lectures, and workshops that will include a roster of experienced activists, KU faculty, and artists. This grassroots, organic process will be the impetus for the collaborative artworks that will eventually form the core of the exhibition. Workshop topics are still being planned; however, participants will be invited to create and perform a “briefing” that will encapsulate the results of the three-week technical training camp for the exhibition opening.

      Cost: Free - Closed Mondays, Open until 8pm on Wednesday and Thursday

      Categories: Art Galleries & Exhibits

      This event repeats daily until June 30, 2012:

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
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