We invite you to the first Art SPACE installation of the new academic year.

Although it is 50 years since 1968, that year (and the decade it is embedded within) casts a shadow over the decades that followed, all the way to the present. It was a culmination of new political, social, cultural, ethical, aesthetic, ethnic, sexual and gendered awareness resulting in riotous student protests from Berkeley to Chicago, from Haight-Ashbury (San Francisco) to the Rive Gauche (Paris), from Prague to Tlatelolco (Mexico City).  Violent responses to these student protests by the state were almost universal. In the aftermath of 1968, what are the effects, that the period provoked? What remains of the 1960s, and why doesn’t our current social climate better reflect the era? What happened? Just over 50 years past the so-called Summer of Love, how did we end up with this “new” era of Hatred and Anger that seems to be stronger than ever before?

“Let me tell you the story of Right Hand, Left Hand. It's a tale of good and evil. Hate: it was with this hand that Cain iced his brother. Love: these five fingers, they go straight to the soul of man. The right hand: the hand of love. The story of life is this: static. One hand is always fighting the other hand, and the left hand is kicking much ass. I mean, it looks like the right hand, Love, is finished. But hold on, stop the presses, the right hand is coming back. Yeah, he got the left hand on the ropes, now, that's right. Ooh, it's a devastating right and Hate is hurt, he's down. Left-Hand Hate KOed by Love.”

Radio Raheem (“Do the Right Thing”)

 

Opening: 18:00
Power of the Flower–Installation by Barbara Benish

Performance: 19:00–21:30
Sound Garden: Louder Than Love—Sound art by Dan Vlček

Homage to 1968 Event Poster