Who? What? When? Where? Why?
AiOP 2016 uses the activist history of Union Square and 14th Street as the underpinning for artist-initiated conversations and critiques of “Race.” An early goal was to generate and juxtapose alternatives to the dominant narrative of struggle that is often at the center of anything “race-d.” In order to encourage critical thinking and extract ideas and underlying presumptions, we asked the creative community the following: Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How? With over a hundred responses, “Race” became an umbrella under which artists thought through notions of security, intimacy, bureaucracy, resistance, class, heritage, mobility, value, mythology, and commodity. Read More
Quick look @ an artist in RACE 2016
Emily Chow Bluck & Jennifer Harley
The history of redlining in NYC is visually illustrated while creating spaces for passersby to connect and contribute their experiences to a social biography of the city’s shifting landscape.