History of Art and Architecture

Portrait of Resistance: The Art & Activism of Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge


Friday, November 4, 2011 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

A film directed by: Roz Owen | 72 minutes | CANADA | English

Portrait of Resistance explores not only the art and activism of Toronto-based, socially conscious art vanguards Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge, but also the underlying philosophy marrying the two; that "People who produce culture are in some way trying to make change. It's a difference of whether you're changing the art world or you're changing the real world."

Featuring Toronto art personalities, migrant and union workers, healthcare professionals and a diverse array of activists, the duo's photographic allegories mount poignant visual protests that voice the collective concerns of the communities around them.  Insightful and inspiring, Portrait of Resistance illuminates the socially, politically and environmentally charged layers of art and artist alike.

The visit of Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge is sponsored by the School of Fine Arts and the Humanities Center of Carnegie Mellon University; and the Department of the History of Art and Architecture and the "Defining Contemporaneity, Imagining Planetarity" project of the University of Pittsburgh.