Being Public / Public Beings
Being Public / Public Beings Curated by students of Carleton College’s Art and Democracy seminar January 18 – February 7, 2021
Over the course of the Fall 2020 term, students of the Art and Democracy seminar were invited to collectively curate this exhibition as a response to the ideas explored in their course, led by Carleton Art History professor Ross Elfline. Artworks by nine contemporary artists that address acts of public speech, protest, and national belonging are presented in dialogue with the student’s own posters and interpretive wall labels.
Being Public / Public Beings Radio Show
As part of the public program for Being Public / Public Beings, students from the seminar and student workers at the Perlman Teaching Museum will broadcast a weekly radio show on KRLX 88.1 FM Radio. Segments will include student-led audio tours of the exhibition, musical interpretations of the exhibition, interviews with the artists included, a live reading group of texts by activist Grace Lee Boggs, and more. Tune in on Thursday evenings, January 21, 28, and February 4, 2021, between 7 and 9pm.