THE ROLE OF THE ARTIST PROVOCATEUR IN CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN SOCIETY
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
149 W. Hastings St.
From the provocative cartoons at Charlie Hebdo, to the music and actions of Pussy Riot, to hard hitting plays like Sarah Kane’s Blasted, artists around the world have been agents of provocation for millennia. But what about Canada today? Is there a role for the artist provocateur in this country? Or is general public apathetic to engaging with artistic representations of challenging ideas?
Join five practicing artists from hiphop, theatre, cartooning and the visual and live arts for an intriguing discussion that opens up the question of the role of the artist-provocateur in contemporary Canada.
The evening will begin with each panelist offering samples of their actual work to provide real-world context for the discussion to follow.