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EADJ Artist Intervention updated with new banner on Cohen Memorial Hall

Posted by on Saturday, February 27, 2021 in News and Events.

As part of the Engine for Art, Democracy and Justice, Carrie Mae Weems installed a banner with th e message “Don’t Worry, We’ll Hold Hands again.” on the front of the Cohen Memorial Hall in September 2020.

photo by Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery

A replacement banner was installed this week continuing Weems’ RESIST COVID: TAKE 6! project.

Lauched in the fall of 2018,  Art, Democracy & Justice a lecture event featuring talks and a conversation with Holland Carter, Olu Oguibe, and Adam Szymczk moderated by Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons( EADJ founder) was hosted at the Frist Art Museum. This inagural event was Campos-Pons’ first step to connect Vanderbilt University and the art department to a growing dialogue of the shifting practice of art and democracy.

Expanding on this first step, the program evolved into the Engine for Art, Democracy and Justice (EADJ), a series of seminars and artist interventions in 2020. EADJ brought in curator Marina Fokidis to design and bring together a diverse group of voices exploring creatives living in the South(s). Visit to view the full program of episodes.