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Can art amend history? A Live TED Talk with Titus Kaphar

Updated: Jun 17



In a 2017 TED talk, artist Titus Kaphur hosted a live workshop, taking a paintbrush to a replica of a 17th-century Frans Hals painting. In doing so, Kaphur argued that "painting is a visual language," asking audience members to think critically about the narratives embedded within works of art. Which figures are placed in the margins and which are allowed to take center stage? Watch on TED's YouTube channel.