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Too Close: The Ethics of Displaying Art in the Era of #MeToo
September 8, 2019
Dr. Jaime Ahlberg (UF Philosophy) & Jillian Hernandez (UF Gender Studies)
When high-profile artists are accused of sexual misconduct, how should the art world respond. Inspired by CENTURY’s Chuck Close photograph of…… Lorna Simpson, and John Berger’s provocative claim that ‘looking is a political act,’ we explore the ethics of promoting work by high-profile artists embroiled in the #MeToo controversy. A conversation about the complexities of this issue, ranging from the relationship between artists and their work to the responsibilities of museums and art enthusiasts in showing, interpreting, and praising works of art.
This event is organized by the Harn Museum of Art.