Lauren Woods: On her artwork "American Monument"in conversation with Professors Bridget R. Cooks and John Murillo HG 1030
Department: Art HistoryDate and Time: March 3, 2020 | 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
Event Location: HG 1030
Lauren woods is a conceptual artist whose interdisciplinary projects—film, video and sound installations, socially-engaged public interventions, and site-specific work—engage history and sociopolitical systems to critique structures of power. Her primary research traces racial histories in the built environment through monument/ memorial work. Driving woods' critical and creative inquiry, is the question of how best to translate the practice of traditional monument-making into new contemporary objects of public memory that serve the movement for racial and historical justice.