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Public Discussion: Social Realism and the Imagination – Responsibility and Risk

Sat, Apr 10, 2010

John Jasperse, from <em>Becky, Jodi and John</em>

John Jasperse, from Becky, Jodi and John (2007); photo by Alex Escalante.

FREE, with museum admission

Truth, Revised Histories, Wishful Thinking, and Flat Out Lies (at the MCA Stage, April 9-11) questions the nature of truth and lies, and how we draw the line between the two. This open discussion, led by dance maker John Jasperse, explores these questions and how they relate to artistic production. Jasperse poses questions about the dynamics between artists and the audience, illusion versus reality, the influence of class on creative expression, and the notions of “beauty” in contemporary art.