Keynote Speaker

Dr. T. Jackson Lears

Keynote Speaker Dr. Lears

Dr. Lears is Distinguished Professor of History at Rutgers University. His work focuses on American cultural and intellectual history, investigating the role of advertising, industrialization, and myth in the modernization of the U.S. Dr. Lears’ work reveals both the costs and benefits that these attributes of society lend to transformative moments in our nation’s history.

Guest Artist

Gregory Green

Keynote Speaker Dr. Lears

Guest Artist Talk

Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 4:30 PM in the Rush Auditorium (J-103)
Reception to follow

Gregory Green is internationally recognized for his challenging work and the numerous controversies it has spawned in the USA and Europe. Since the mid-1980’s, Gregory has created artworks and performances exploring systems of control and the evolution of individual and collective empowerment. Green’s work considers the use of violence, alternatives to violence, and the accessibility of information and technology as vehicles for social or political change. Referencing historical precedents and disturbingly anticipating various historical events, such as the tragedy of 9/11 and the Arab Spring, Green’s provocative works expand the parameters between art and activism, culture and social commentary.

With over 30 one-person exhibitions and 100’s of group exhibitions Gregory has played a significant role in the Contemporary Art discourse of the last 20 years. His work is included in major public and private collections, including among others the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Tate Gallery, London, the Saatchi Gallery, London, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, the Mori Museum in Tokyo and MAMCO, Geneva among others; and his work is represented by numerous commercial Galleries in Europe and the United States.”