The Cooper Gallery in Scotland has launched a major five-chapter exhibition and event project titled The Ignorant Art School: Five Sit-ins towards Creative Emancipation and I’m delighted that I will be leading one of the sit-ins on 1 April, 2021.
My event is titled “A Beauty Class: Society, Politics and Transcendence”. See below for the synopsis and hope to see you there!
A Beauty Class: Society, Politics and Transcendence
Thu 1 April 7.30 – 8.30 pm
An event with author and social critic Minna Salami on how beauty could shape the sociopolitical, cultural and economic relationships that we have with each other and with the nonhuman natural world. The session will explore beauty as a necessary feminist tool for regenerating society and politics. It will cover topics such as knowledge, activism, decolonisation, and leadership. The question, “what would change if we seriously thought about how to beautify the crises of society?” will be at centre of the event.
Free tickets are available on eventbrite.
Image is of Leonor Fini, in 1940.