A Conversation about Liberation, Beauty, and Energies in Art Making: Torkwase Dyson with D. Soyini Madison

Wednesday, May 10, 2023 6 – 7 pm

Northwestern University
40 Arts Circle Dr.
Evanston, IL 60201

In-Person, Free | RSVP

What does art have to do with the urgencies of energy?

As so many living species lose their lives as well as gain new life due to the complex, contradictory, multiple forces and forms of energy—too much or too little energy—we ask, How can art matter when bodies, in all living forms, are on the line because of the scarcity or abundance of energy? and, finally, Where is energy located, or made relevant, in abstract art and in beauty? We will begin to open these questions through a discussion of “art making” with its processes and intentions for more “livable geographies.” Art lives alongside notions of beauty, making representation and the intermix of energy and beauty compelling work for the artist, especially if that artist is ‘energized’ in their work by creating work that is liberatory.