What does it mean to make art in the age of restricted borders, the #METOO movement, state-sanctioned violence against people of color, limited definitions of family, belonging and civil rights?
Guided by the physical environment of Rirkrit Tiravanija's exhibition at Gavin Brown's enterprise along with DreamYard's own mission to build pathways to equity, Community Talks: Art in the Pursuit of Justice will be a forum for discussion, “open call” community participation and self-designed programming. This event will create a space for guests to engage in conversation with practicing artists around the role of art in this moment of social outcry. Through a conversation moderated by photographer and DreamYard Teaching Artist David Flores, a panel of visual artists and poets will share their practice and how they navigate the proposed issues through the creation and consumption of art.
In addition to Rikrit's exhibition, guests will also be able to view a multimedia exploration of DreamYard fashion students’ creations through the use of music, visual effects and movement.
Light refreshments will provided.
This event is hosted by DreamYard’s Young Professionals Committee, a group of rising leaders who dedicate time, resources and passion to building pathways to equity in the Bronx and beyond.
Note about Ticket Purchase: We are offering a sliding scale ticket option with a suggested minimum of $10 per ticket. Please pay what you wish, and indicate the number of tickets you have purchased in the guest field during check out. 100% of ticket sales will go towards supporting the DreamYard Project, an arts and social justice organization working to build pathways to equity and opportunity in the Bronx.
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