Reconfiguring relationships between
Identity, Artmaking, and Movement Building
April 30, 2018 6:00pm-8:00pm
Downtown Art 70 East 4th Street
Hemispheric Institute with FABnyc and Downtown Art
A conversation between Alicia Grullón, the Chinatown art Brigade, and Native Art Department International
A conversation between New York City based artists of color whose public practices build community, lead political action, and steer cultural organizing. By working collectively, opportunities for mutual support and sharing narratives build context and discourse—which often get sidelined by art world systems. The work of these artists decenters the traditional art-making canon in service of social change within and beyond the art world. Inclusive approaches like these build room for solidarity in resistance from ‘the margins,’ amplifying cultural expression with a paracentric lens.