Saturday April 9 2016
2:00-3:30 PM: Documents of Resistance: Artists of Color Protest’ presentation + Artists of Color Bloc Educational Working Group panel discussion
The presentation will outline the ongoing art/research/archive project entitled ‘Documents of Resistance: Artists of Color Protest’ by artist Antonio Serna. The aim of the project is to give visual form to the art and activism of artists of color from 1960 to the present. These visual forms function in at least three ways: 1) To demonstrate the relationships of art and social justice across African-American, Chicano, Puerto Rican, Native American civil rights movements. 2) To demonstrate that the complex intersectional history of artists of color that need to be critically repositioned within the core curriculum in the study of art. 3) And finally, to demonstrate the need to re-examine art history through an inclusive social-political lens.
The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion on the history of education protest by students of color, their outcomes, and how the struggle continues today. Invited panelist to include Artists of Color Bloc Educational Working Group members…
Todd Ayoung, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Foundation Art, Pratt Institute
Luna Gallegos, MA Student, New School For Social Research
Antonio Serna, Artist
Artists of Color Bloc is a group of individuals and collectives coming together to address the specific concerns and intersectional conditions of artists, cultural workers, and communities of color in order to promote diversification, desegregation, and the decolonization of cultural institutions.
Location: Main Hall 210