Mark Bradford Joins New Roads School’s Critical Conversation Series

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Mark Bradford takes part in the New Roads School’s Critical Conversations series. | Image: New Roads School

On Thursday, March 10, New Roads School in Santa Monica, CA, presents Liberating the Cultural Narrative through Artistic Expression, the latest in its Critical Conversation series. This week’s edition features MacArthur Fellow and CalArts alum Mark Bradford (Art BFA 95, MFA 97).

Through the series, New Roads—an independent preparatory K-12 school—seeks to provide a space for discourse as well as equity- and justice-oriented professional development that “recognizes the interconnected nature of humanity that is fundamental to the survival and wellbeing of our species and our planet.” This year, the series has expanded to partner with 44 public, private, and charter schools throughout the US. 

Recognized as one of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2021, Bradford is a Los Angeles-based contemporary artist known for his investigation of race, class, and gender through abstract collage works fashioned from found materials. His career-long exploration of oppressive systems continued in his recent exhibition Masses and Movements, which was the inaugural show at Hauser & Wirth Menorca, which ran from July to October 2021.

The Zoom webinar takes place at 5 pm PST / 7 pm CST / 8 pm EST. See event details for registration link.

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PUBLISHED BY Taya Zoormandan

As digital content and social media producer, Taya enjoys lifting up the stories and accomplishments of CalArts' students, alums, and faculty. She fancies herself a visual artist but is really more of an overzealous collector of art supplies.

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