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Art and Democracy symposium at NYU, Friday, September 14, 2001
The role of the arts in democratic cultures will be examined from a number of perspectives-unions and guilds; spoken, visual and performing artists; writers; satirists and comedians; and scholars and municipal leaders-when the Center for Art and Public Policy at New York University Tisch School of the Arts convenes its annual symposium entitled Art and Democracy: A Symposium.
Art and Democracy: A Symposium will take place all day on Friday, September 14, at the Great Hall of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, located at 7 East 7th Street (at Third Avenue). It is open to the public with a $10 per person registration fee. (Free to NYU and The Cooper Union students, faculty and staff with valid I.D.) For more information, visit the symposium web site at www.nyu.edu/tisch/art&democracy.
Notable participants include writer and scholar E.L. Doctorow, who will deliver the keynote address; actor, playwright and teacher Anna Deavere Smith, who will lead a panel; playwright and screenwriter Richard Wesley, who will lead a panel; jazz musician Jimmy Owens; actor and artist Ping Chong; artist Beth Coleman; cultural critic and Pulitzer Prize- winning journalist Margo Jefferson; columnist and political satirist Walter Shapiro, who will lead a panel; and author and Emmy Award-winning writer Randy Cohen, among others.
In addition to
panel discussions with artists, scholars and arts administrators participating,
there will be a performance of Antigona with Teresa Ralli and Miguel Rubio,
who are members of the Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani, the Peruvian performance masters
of Andean dance, music, masks and puppetry. This adaptation of Sophocles' Antigone
is a dramatic representation of the political unrest in Peru under its former
president Alberto Fujimori.