The Task of the Artist in the Time of Monsters

The Task of the Artist in the Time of Monsters
Recording: The Task of the Artist in the Time of Monsters, Mar 13, 2018

In a stirring critique of modernity, Rev. Sekou offers a concise analysis of our contemporary moment. Artists--he argues--reminds civilizations that monsters are not new. Given that the crisis we face is not only political it is also existential--one of meaning-making, the task of the artist in the time of monsters is to be "legislators of hope, parliamentarians of possibility". The artists--accordingly--have a unique role to play as our nation comes to terms with these dark days. He draws on upon the insights of Albert Camus, James Baldwin, and other great artist who have served as balm for the wounded.

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Format: Book reading
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner