In conversation, Tuesday, September 8 at 7 PM (732 Charlotte Street)
Seminar performance, Saturday, September 12 at 2 PM (13 Bailey Drive)
At a moment when Social Practice and Socially Engaged Art are developing at a rapid speed, we should question the possibility of an artistic practice that can conscientiously respond to the need for hope, and we should wonder aloud – what gives anyone the authority or agency to diagnose such a need in the first place?
During Marilyn Volkman’s residency at Connexion ARC, her project NEOCraft Global will inhabit the language and visual vocabulary of the American Self-Improvement Industry as a space to encounter and critique Corporate America and the manner in which it’s proclivities for entertainment transform our expectations of life, love, and success.
Join us in Connexion ARC’s main space, on September 8 at 7 PM for a conversation with artist Marilyn Volkman, and at the UNB Alumni Memorial Hall on September 12 at 2 PM, for a public seminar titled NEOCraft Global: The Easiest and Quickest Way to Gain Advantages for Prosperity, Power and Romantic Love, presented in partnership with the UNB Arts Centre.
Marilyn Volkman is an American artist based between projects in Chicago, The Netherlands, and Cuba. She received her MFA from the University of Chicago in 2009, her BFA from the University of Arizona in 2007, and is the founder of NEOCraft Global, the co-director of ARTE NO ES FÁCIL, and the creator of Art & Social Motivation Now at the Institute of Superior Arts in Havana.
IMAGE: Marilyn Volkman, NEO-Craft Global: Excerpts from the Future Archive (2013)