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Brandon Bauer

Associate Professor of Art, St. Norbert College
Chapter Member: Wisconsin SSN
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About Brandon

Bauer uses art as a space for ethical inquiry, exploring issues relating to democracy, nuclear abolition, terrorism, and the climate crisis by examining critical histories embedded in cultural ephemera. His work utilizes photography, video, digital graphics, and installation. Brandon’s work has been exhibited and screened internationally, including at the Aces(s) electronic media festival, Pau, France; the European Media Arts Festival, Osnabruck, Germany; the Carnival of e-Creativity, Shillong, India. He has published in journals such as Media-N, Hz, and Arts & International Affairs.

Contributions

In the News

Brandon Bauer quoted on bringing creativity to civic education through the arts, "Promoting Democracy Through Art: A Timely Theme for On-Campus Programming This Fall" St. Norbert College Magazine, October 27, 2022.
Brandon Bauer quoted on students' recreation of a 1969 anti-Vietnam War protest photo, "St. Norbert Students Recreate Anti-War Image" FOX 11 News, November 18, 2015.

Publications

"Art in a Democratic Society" (fsm., 2022).

Discusses Bauer's work to bring civics education to the arts and the necessary role artists must play in a pro-democracy movement to reverse the trends of authoritarianism in our country and internationally.

"Catastrophe Bonds: An Interview with Oliver Ressler" (with Oliver Ressler). Arts & International Affairs (2019).

An interview with Oliver Ressler on the occasion of his exhibition Catastrophe Bonds, the first survey of his work in the United States. The exhibition focuses on forms of grassroots democracy and economic and political alternatives to the existing state of global affairs. A critical unifying theme throughout the work is envisioning and attempting to enact new forms of vibrant social and economic democracy where all voices are welcomed in the deliberative process.