Art in/of the Street: A Public Conversation with Ganzeer and Josh MacPhee
This event is sponsored Visual Studies Producing Space Lecture Series at Tyler School of Art, Temple University General Activities Fund, Global Studies, CHAT and Middle East North Africa Group, and Dept of Asian and Middle East Languages and Studies.
Josh MacPhee is a designer, artist, and archivist. He is a member of the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative (Justseeds.org), the co-author of Signs of Change: Social Movement Cultures 1960s to Now, and co-editor of Signal: A Journal of International Political Graphics and Culture. He co-founded and helps run Interference Archive, a public collection of cultural materials produced by social movements (InterferenceArchive.org).
Ganzeer is the pseudonym of an Egyptian artist operating mainly between graphic design and contemporary art since 2007. While he regards Bidoun magazine’s description of him as a “contingency artist” as quite accurate, he refers to his own practice as Concept Pop. Al-Monitor.com has placed him on a list of "50 People Shaping the Culture of the Middle East" (2013), and he is also one of the protagonists in a critically acclaimed documentary “Art War” (2014) by German director Marco Wilms. Ganzeer is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. His website is at www.ganzeer.com
This event is Free is and open to the public.