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

Free With Admission

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John Jasperse, from Becky, Jodi and John, 2007
Photo: Alex Escalante


Truth, Revised Histories, Wishful Thinking, and Flat Out Lies (at 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.