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Pictures og two art works by Joyce J. Scott
Photo 1: From the Day After Rape Series: Suicide, 2010 Glass beads, thread, 9 1/8 x 3 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches. Courtesy Goya Contemporary Gallery Photo 2: From the Day after Rape Series: Gathering Water, 2009 Glass beads, thread, glass jar, wooden pipes, 8 x 8

JOYCE J. SCOTT “Unplugged”

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A warm welcome to a Webinar with the American artist Joyce J. Scott, Wednesday, November 25, 15.00-16.30 (Swedish time) arranged by the Craft programme at HDK-Valand

25 Nov 2020
15:00 - 16:30
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“I’d like my art to induce people to stop raping, torturing, and shooting each other. I don’t have the ability to end violence, racism, and sexism. 

But my art can help them look and think.”

—Joyce J. Scott

MacArthur Fellow, Dr. Joyce J. Scott (b. 1948, Baltimore, MD) is best known for her figurative sculpture and jewelry using bead weaving techniques, as well as blown glass and found objects.

She earned her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, MFA from the Instituto Allende in Mexico, and was conferred honorary doctorates from The Maryland Institute College of Art and California College of the Arts. As an African-American, feminist artist, Scott unapologetically confronts difficult themes as diverse as her subjects which include race, misogyny, sexuality, stereotypes, gender inequality, economic disparity, politics, rape, and discrimination.

Scott’s work is included in many important private and public museum collections worldwide from the encyclopedic collections of  The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY and The Smithsonian Collection in DC,  to museum collections of varying sizes across the globe. Scott has been the recipient of countless commissions, grants, awards, and prestigious honors from institutions including the National Endowment for the Arts, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, Anonymous Was a Woman, American Craft Council, National Living Treasure, Women’s Caucus for the Arts, Baker Award, MacArthur Foundation Award, New York University Fellowship Award, and the Smithsonian Visionary Artist Award.

Scott explores challenging subjects, powerfully revealing the equality between materials and practices often associated with “craft” and “fine art.”   She currently lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland, and is represented by Goya Contemporary Gallery.

Arranged by: The Craft Programme, HDK-Valand, Academy of Art and Design