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Dread Scott

This photo documents "Money to Burn," a performance art piece by Dread Scott. Scott burned money in front of the New York Stock Exchange on June 22, 2010. The multidisciplinary artist will give a public talk, titled "Imagine a World Without America," March 7 at Oregon State University's LaSells Stewart Center. 

Multidisciplinary artist Dread Scott, whose works often focus on the experience of African-Americans in the contemporary United States, will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, in the Construction & Engineering Auditorium of Oregon State University's LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis.

A reception with the artist will be held at 6 p.m. in the Myrtle Tree alcove at the same location.

The public talk, titled "Imagine a World without America," is part of the School of Arts and Communication's Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series. Scott, whose given name is Tyler Scott, will discuss some of his work spanning a 25-year career.

Scott describes his work as “revolutionary art to propel history forward.” His works incorporate performance, photography, screen printing and/or video.

He first received national attention in 1989 as a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago when his exhibit “What Is the Proper Way to Display a U.S. Flag” became the center of controversy over its use of the American flag.

A native of Chicago, Scott now lives in New York City. His work has been included in recent exhibitions at MoMA PS1, the Walker Art Center, and others.

During Scott’s residency in the School of Arts and Communication, he will speak in art classes and will lead a workshop for art students focusing on making art to promote or represent conversation on patriotism and nationalism.

The talk and reception are free. For more information, see http://bit.ly/2dVv5kW and www.dreadscott.net.

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