Christopher Parrott is a Contemporary Realist painter whose work has been exhibited and collected internationally for over two decades, and featured in art publications such as Art Forum, Art Papers, and New American Paintings. Educated at Pratt Institute, he followed that degree with a post-college tenure at the Barnstone Studios, studying Classical design systems and Art History. Among numerous other locations, he has recently been featured in a gallery exhibition entitled Modern Masters in New York City, and has regularly participated in Basel art fairs both in Miami and Switzerland.
0107. NEO PURITANISM: Policing Culture in the 21st Century
NEO PURITANISM: Policing Culture in the 21st Century
In the culture wars of the 80s and 90s, protests against art tended to come from social conservatives and the religious right. In the first decades of the 21st Century, protests have increasingly come from the Progressive Left; museums and galleries have been targeted based on issues of gentrification, museum trustees, and gender representation in artworks. This slide-lecture course will explore the increasing politicization of art spaces and art discourse while considering the question: Is the advancement of Progressive politics always good for art?