Engaging The Not So Distant, But Perhaps Unfamiliar Past
Contemporary Art In Context: Engaging The Not So Distant, But Perhaps Unfamiliar Past
William D. Stanley and Janet Dees
Many of the artists in Agitated Histories engage with events of the recent past that are a part of the lived experience of others and continue to have an effect on the present. Viewers bring different levels of familiarity with the events referenced in these works, which may impact their understanding of the artworks themselves.