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Lawrence Lek, Sinofuturism (1839-2046 AD), 2016 [still] HD video, stereo sound / © Lawrence Lek, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London

Confronting ‘virtual’ dualities in the work of multimedia artist Lawrence Lek

On Nov. 5, multimedia artist Lawrence Lek gave a public talk hosted by the Princeton Art Museum to discuss the research interests and questions that guide his practice, focusing in particular on three films: “Sinofuturism (1839-2046 AD)“ (2016), “Geomancer” (2017), and “AIDOL” (2019). Lek is the 2020 Sarah Lee Elson International Artist-In-Residence.

Photo courtesy of Luke Momo

Processing race: navigating social media activism as a NBPOC

Conceptualizing race and racism inherently creates a set of paradoxes. It asks us to recognize that racism impacts everyone, but that it impacts everyone differently; it asks us to disassociate from our own racial identity/ies to see the human in each other, but to also celebrate the individuality in our human experiences; it both unites and divides us, because the problem is divisive but the solution is unity.

Courtesy of Collin Thompson

In conversation with Trenton seniors: The importance of music and the arts

As we search for ways to keep ourselves entertained while sequestered within our homes, we have become increasingly dependent on art. However, not everyone can easily engage with the arts, as participation demands a high premium, particularly for the performing arts, such as classical music and ballet. For Trenton Youth Orchestra students, Princeton’s closure means a loss of both music and a vibrant community. Their reflections remind us of the importance of the arts, particularly during trying times.

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