Join us for a conversation between New York City-based artists of color whose work builds community, leads political action, and steers cultural organizing. Their public practices aim to decenter mainstream art-making in service of social change within and beyond the art world. Inclusive approaches like theirs build room for solidarity in resistance from ‘the margins,’ amplifying cultural expression with a paracentric lens.
Panelists include Hemi Artist in Residence Alicia Grulllón and FAB/Downtown Art Artists in Residence Native Art Department International (Maria Hupfield, Jason Lujan) and The Chinatown Art Brigade (Tomie Arai, Betty Yu).
Alicia Grullón moves between performance, video, and photography. She channels her interdisciplinary approach towards critiques of the politics of presence—an argument for the inclusion of disenfranchised communities in political and social spheres.
Native Art Department International is a collaborative long-term project created and administered by Maria Hupfield and Jason Lujan. It focuses on communications platforms and art-world systems of support while at the same time functioning as emancipation from identity based artwork. nativeartdepartment.org
The Chinatown Art Brigade (CAB) is a cultural collective of artists, media makers and activists creating art and media to advance social justice. Our work is driven by the fundamental belief that collaboration with and accountability to those communities that are directly impacted by racial, social and economic inequities must be central to our cultural, art, or media making process.