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What is the function of abstract art in our so-called “post-truth” moment? Join artist and writer Doug Ashford and artist Sam Gould for a conversation under the canopy of Daniel Buren’s Sail/Canvas – Canvas/Sail (1975/2018). They’ll consider the potential of abstraction to inspire a range of responses that can challenge the status quo: from personal introspection and reevaluation to the covert exchange of political messages.
Ashford is a teacher, artist, and writer. From 1982 to 1996 Ashford worked with the artist collective Group Material, which has produced 40 exhibitions and public projects internationally. His practice is described in Who Cares (Creative Time, 2006), a featuring a series of interviews with Ashford on public expression, beauty, and ethics.
An artist, writer, and activist, Gould cofounded artist collective Red76. Interested in ideas about publication, his work focuses on sociality, education, and encountering the political within daily life. His most current platform, Beyond Repair, functions as a site of questioning within the 9th Ward of Minneapolis.