Robin Savage: Beyond Protest Art: Race, Class, and Public Space will be the topic of discussion
Robin Savage is a political artist and cultural critic who lives in
and who has taught at many universities and colleges in the US, including ,
Rhodes and the Memphis College of Art.
He holds a doctorate in Comparative Cultural and Literary Studies with a
focus on Latin America and the Yale, Arizona Caribbean, and
has published widely on a variety of critical issues and genres, including
postcolonial drama and film, race theory, and feminist studies. He has also lectured widely, most recently
for the Occupy Memphis Teach-Ins and the Cairo2Memphis event in March
2011. His paintings have been published
and shown regionally and nationally, and he directs the guerrilla art group
known as the Memphis Art Brigade. He has
recently written a manifesto on postcolonial painting.
Be sure to join us on May 19, from 7-10pm for this artist exhibit opening at GYA!