Artists Talk Politics at the Arlington Art Center this Friday, September 26

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From the Gallery to the Street: Artists Talk Politics
Friday, September 26, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Tomorrow night, join curator Rex Weil and the artists from Picturing Politics 2008: Artists Speak to Power for a discussion on political expression inside and outside the art world. Moderated by AAC exhibitions director Jeffry Cudlin, and featuring guest panelists:

Kriston Capps, arts writer for Sculpture Magazine, Art in America, Art Papers, and countless other publications–including his own influential arts blog,

Welmoed Laanstra, public art projects curator for Arlington. As an independent curator, Laanstra is known for the Found Sound and Street Scenes public art projects she organized in Washington, D.C.

Josh Shannon, professor of contemporary art history and theory at the University of Maryland, College Park. His book, The Disappearance of Objects: New York Art and the Rise of the Postmodern City, 1960, will be published by Yale University Press in Spring, 2009.

Stay for an after-party from 7:30 to 9:00–and a special screening of the first presidential debate (assuming it transpires!) between John McCain and Barack Obama in the Tiffany Gallery at 9:00.

Show closing date: Saturday, September 27

Above: Video still from Passive Resistance by Jefferson Pinder and Matt Ravenstahl, 2008

3550 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201 | (703)248-6800
The AAC is located at the corner of Wilson and Monroe, one block from the Virginia Square Metro on the Orange line
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