EADJ Artist Intervention updated with new banner on Cohen Memorial Hall
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.
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 https://www.vanderbilt.edu/eadj/ to view the full program of episodes.