Explore diverse expressions and legacies of hope in contemporary art through workshops, performances, and discussions in this two-day symposium presented in conjunction with After Hope: Videos of Resistance. Using the work of artists from across Asia and its diaspora as catalysts for inquiry, we’ll examine hope’s potential for form, method, and action. Is hope, as writer and activist Rebecca Solnit writes, grounded in the wild possibilities of untold futures? Or does it reflect a deep commitment to community as posited by religious studies professor Andre Willis? Perhaps, drawing on photographer Zanele Muholi’s idea of “visual activism,” hope emerges from works that challenge us to change.
Learn more about “After Hope: Videos of Resistance”: https://exhibitions.asianart.org/exhibitions/after-hope/
Session Name: Hope, Pragmatism, and the Object
Participants: Santhi Kavuri-Bauer, Asma Kazmi, Janet Oh, Christopher K. Tong