Art & Struggle

Graduate Student Conference and Art Exhibition

Presented by the Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories MA Program at OCAD University

March 8-9, 2012

The term "struggle" contains both liberating and oppressive connotations. The resulting tension has long been considered an inherent aspect of art production. Struggle manifests in various forms, whether political, cultural, economic, or personal. While the "struggling artist" has been a problematic art historical trope, this conference seeks to revisit the issue of struggle in an unromanticized, contemporary vein.