Jenny Polak makes site and community responsive art that reframes immigrant-citizen relations, amplifying demands for social justice. Collaborations and site-specific projects have been exhibited widely and awarded support by NYFA, the Graham Foundation for the Advanced Study of Visual Art and Franklin Furnace, among others. Jenny Polak has held artist residencies including with the National Park Service, Newark Museum, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the Lower East Side Tenement Museum.
2:30pm Theatre One, Staller Center for the Arts
Hear Dread Scott, one of our department’s artists in residence, give a talk about his creative practice.
Dread Scott is an American artist whose practice addresses the experience of African Americans in the contemporary United States. In 1989, the entire US Senate denounced and outlawed his artwork and President Bush declared it “disgraceful” because of its use of the American flag. Their work has been exhibited/performed at the Whitney
Museum, MoMA/PS1, BAM Fisher and galleries and street corners across
the country. Their work is in the collection of the Whitney Museum and
they have received grants and awards from Creative Capital Foundation,
The Map Fund, the Pollock Kranser Foundation, and a Socially Engaged
Artists Fellowship from A Blade of Grass Foundation. They have been
written about in The New York Times, Sculpture, Art In America, ArtNews,
The Village Voice, Time and The London Guardian.