Eric Gottesman: Visiting Artist Lecture
Thursday, November 1, 2018; 6–7pm
Porteous Building, Osher Hall, Second Floor
Free and open to the public
Eric Gottesman is a photographic artist, teacher, and activist. Since 1999 he has been working in and around the Middle East and Africa collaborating with communities to produce photographs and videos that often challenge preexisting images and perceptions of a culture and/or place as well as the concept of singular artistic authorship.
His current collaborative project For Freedoms, is the first artist-run Super PAC. Starting in January 2016 with Gottesman’s co-founder Hank Willis Thomas to encourage new forms of public critical discourse. The medium for this project is American democracy, the "readymade" is the Super PAC (a federal designation for organizations that raise money for "political speech"), and the mission is to forge more transparent and representative forms of political discourse.