In this Evening Conversation on Culture Care, Fujimura argues for the importance of creating and conserving beauty as an antidote to much of our cultural brokenness, and asserts the need for cultural generativity in our public life. He also asserts that beauty is vital to the "soul care" of each individual, and offers a new vision for artists, supporters and "creative catalysts" of the power of artistic generativity and generosity to inspire, edify, and heal.
A renowned visual artist whose work is exhibited in museums around the world, Fujimura is also the founder and director of the International Arts Movement (IAM), has served as a presidential appointee to the National Council on the Arts, and was named the 2014 recipient of the "Religion and the Arts" reward by the American Academy of Religion.
Responding to Fujimura will be author and professor Alissa Wilkinson. Wilkinson publishes widely on the intersection of art, pop culture, religion and politics, and serves as the chief film critic for Christianity Today. She has written for the Washington Post, The Atlantic, Pacific Standard, Paste, Books & Culture, and many other journals, and is the co-author (with Robert Joustra) of the forthcoming The Politics of Apocalypse. She serves as assistant professor of English and humanities at The King's College in New York, and teaches courses on on cultural criticism, cultural anthropology, and literature.
This event is sponsored by the Wilson Family Fund, aimed at "reconnecting truth and beauty."