Sponsored by the MFA Art Criticism & Writing program
Respondent: David Willis (Student) and Robert Bowen (SVA Faculty)
Sometimes the most effective political art is not explicitly political in its content, but rather in its resistance to traditional signifiers and frameworks. This panel will consider certain aesthetic movements, including street art, hacktevism, and underground comics, and the ways in which they generate discourses of resistance to hierarchical moral and aesthetic norms.
• Vyshali Manivannan, We Do it for the Lulz: Graffiti as a Metaphor for Digital Defacement (Rutgers University School of Communication & Information, PhD Candidate)
• Andrea Steedman, Art for the People, Art by the People (California State University, Fullerton, Art History, MA)
• Michael Stuttman, An Analysis of the Censor’s Role as a Catalyst for Repression, Subversive Inspiration and Recognition in Art (School of Visual Arts, Computer Art, MFA)