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Center for Civic Engagement Presents

Monday, April 8, 2019
A Social Construction: An Artist Talk with IlaSahai Prouty
Campus Center, Weis Cinema
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Prouty’s A Social Construction allows people to respond to the language of race, speak through each other’s words, and speak their minds through the Paper Bag Test which breaks open the paper bag through interactive installations and Reconstitution Readings.  Combining interactive exhibition with social and performative events that provoke an unfolding of the complexities of race, Prouty asks her audience to be in opposition to the reductive and retrenched conversation in the wider culture.

IlaSahai Prouty prompts us to contemplate how we define and give power, develop identity and build the narratives of our culture through art installations, actions and collaborations. Prouty is an Assistant Chair and Associate Professor of Art at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC where she teaches social practice. She received her MFA from the California College of Art, a BA from Brown University.

For more information, call 504-729-7029, or e-mail

Time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Location: Campus Center, Weis Cinema