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Creative Arts Forum | Emeritus Prof.Carol Gigliotti


Arts Forum is a public program of the School of Creative Arts and Media

Start Date

6 Mar 2020 12:30 pm

End Date

6 Mar 2020 1:30 pm


Dechaineux Lecture Theatre

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All current students and members of the public welcome

Carol Gigliotti

Image Credit: Carol Gigliotti

The Art Manifesto as Revolt

What art manifestos are for, how they are written, and who writes them are questions without easy answers. It is particularly difficult if the focus is only on the manifestos from the Western art historical cannon: the Futurists, Dada, the Surrealists, Fluxus, Conceptualism, and Minimalism, among others. What relationships have existed between art manifestos and more universal concerns? Recognizing that the art manifesto has been a tool of revolt in countries all over the globe from the early 1900s to the present reveals the power of art to unsettle and confront injustice wherever it is found. From India, Africa and the Mid East, to China, South America, the Caribbean, and the silencing of the art of the migrant, artists have defined art as a basic social need to imagine a better life for all beings on this planet.

Emeritus Professor Carol Gigliotti is an author, artist, and scholar whose work focuses on the impact of new technologies on animals and their lives. She is professor emeritus of Design and Dynamic Media at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC. 

She is the editor of the book, Leonardo’s Choice: Genetic Technologies and Animals and the author of numerous book chapters and journal essays on these topics. Along with Drs Jessica Ullrich, Yvette Watt and Rod Bennison, Carol was involved in the development of the Minding Animals International Guidelines for Animals in Art Exhibitions.

She now lives in Eugene, Oregon and is working on a forthcoming trade book about the creative lives of animals

Arts Forum is a weekly series of free public lectures held at the School of Creative Arts and Media, Hunter Street Campus, during the semester. The series provides a unique opportunity to hear local, national and international visiting artists, scholars and presenters from diverse sectors of the Creative Arts discuss their area of professional practice. All current students, prospective students, and members of the public are welcome.