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Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present Keynote Presentation, Dread Scott

Uptown Campus
Dixon Auditorium

Featuring Dread Scott

Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present Keynote Speaker, Dread Scott

This October, the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, in partnership with Pelican Bomb, will host the 10th annual Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present (ASAP/10). This “unconventional and expansive” conference brings together over 400 scholars and artists to address contemporary arts since the 1960s in its various forms—literary, visual, performing, musical, cinematic, design, and digital.   Paper topics include "Extractive Economies and Ecologies of the South," "Chronopoetics of Black Visual Culture," "Considering Decolonial and Anti-Oppression Movements in Media Production and Distribution Ethics," and "Queering Time and Space in New Orleans," to name a few.

We would like to welcome the Tulane community to our Thursday night keynote lecture with artist and activist Dread Scott, Thursday, October 18 from 6:30pm-8:00pm in Dixon Auditorium.

Dread Scott Biography:

Dread Scott makes revolutionary art to propel history forward. He first received national attention in 1989 when his art became the center of controversy over its transgressive use of the American flag while he was a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. President G.H.W. Bush called his art “disgraceful” and the entire US Senate denounced and outlawed this work.   


His work has been included in exhibitions at MoMA PS1, the Walker art Center and performed at BAM.  His work is in the collection of the Whitney Museum and has been featured on the cover of Artfroum and the front page of


He is a recipient of a 2018 United States Artists Fellowship and grants from the Creative Capital Foundation and the Open Society Institute. He works in a range of media including performance, photography, screen-printing and video.   


His current project, Slave Rebellion Reenactment, will restage and reinterpret Louisiana’s Revolt of 1811. This uprising, on the outskirts of New Orleans, was the largest rebellion of enslaved people in North American history. With 500 reenactors, the reenactment will animate a hidden history of people with an audacious plan to take up arms to fight for their emancipation by ending slavery. 


For more information, check out the ASAP/10 website,




New Orleans Center for the Gulf South

For more information contact: Regina Cairns via email to or by phone at 504-314-2854
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