Prepared: Strategies for Activists (William T. Kemper Foundation International Artist-in-Residence


  • Ongoing: until Sunday, July 22, 2012
  • Sunday: 12:00pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00am
  • Wednesday: 10:00am
  • Thursday: 10:00am
  • Friday: 10:00am
  • Saturday: 10:00am
  • Where: Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence
  • Cost: Free
  • Age limit: All ages

Beijing-based artist Chen Shaoxiong visited the Spencer Museum of Art for a month-long residency that examined the anatomy of social protests. In light of the recent political movements around the world from the Arab Spring to the Occupy Wall Street movement, this project strove to understand the broader historical and cultural iterations of demonstration strategies and tactics. Designed as a training camp for activists, Chen’s residency consisted of forums, workshops, interviews and speakers that challenged participants to become "prepared activists." The installation includes videos, photography, workshop notes, social media, training equipment, pedagogical media, conference records and various sketches.

This event was posted June 7, 2012 and last updated Sept. 16, 2014


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