Gallery Conversation

Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 15:00 to 16:00

Too Close: The Ethics of Displaying Art in the Era of #MeToo

Sunday, September 8, 3 pm 

When high-profile artists are accused of sexual misconduct, how should the art world respond?  Inspired by CENTURY's Chuck Close photograph of Lorna Simpson, and John Berger’s provocative claim that “looking is a political act," we explore the ethics of promoting work by high-profile artists embroiled in the #MeToo controversy. Join us in a conversation with Jaime Ahlberg, UF Assistant Professor of Philosophy, and Jillian Hernandez, UF Assistant Professor of Gender Studies about the complexities of this issue, ranging from the relationship between artists and their work to the responsibilities of museums and art enthusiasts in showing, interpreting, and praising works of art.