October 2020–December 2020
We are excited to announce our Fall term of programming, somewhat chaotically entitled: “Re.” “Re” speaks to a sense of response, and… responsibility. “Re” looks to evaluate what has been done, what should be repeated, what should be revised. “Re” looks to a sense of newness that is girded by historical fact. “Re” freshens up, “re” reminds.
It has been difficult to plan for an uncertain future in uncertain times. We looked to our open call to bring in a wide set of interests, purposes, trajectories, and found that more than anything, folks wanted to deepen conversation, build community, and study. These efforts constitute a readying of sorts: who are my people? And what do we know for sure?
For the foreseeable future, we’ll be online (re-formatting) and as such, our programmers have taken to exploring the platforms at our disposal. We’re premiering GET PSYCHED! Hosted by Toni Adeyemi on Instagram TV; and Cat Jones of Consentrik, and Margaret Andersen of Skin Hunger, will utilize Crowdcast and Zoom respectively, maximizing the strengths of each platform to create digital spaces of communication, focus, and intimacy.
In addition to our programming quarter, we’ve shifted our residency program to reflect our current exhibition capacities, as well as our current concerns. We have invited Brianna Mims, Minh Han Vu and Georgina Grkikian, artist organizers known for their work on the JusticeLA affiliated project, Jail Bed Drop, to participate as this term’s Artist Organizers -in-residence. They will present Letters from the Etui, an artspace, community learning program, and . We are hopeful that this work will directly impact not only our immediate community but also, people living inside prisons today–– indeed, there is some creativity to coordinating impact. We also hope to inspire like minded arts organizations to engage creative impact makers, namely, artist organizers with close ties to community movements, organizations, or mutual aid networks, as well as, experience in the arts, as we have sought to do here, as it is essential in these times to lift up artist’s for whom social responsibility is central to the themes of their work.
Skin Hunger: An intimacy support group centering disabled and immunocompromised folx in the era of COVID-19
Monday, October 12, 2020
Hosted by Margaret Andersen
with special guest Andrea Gutiérrez-Glik, LMSW
$0- $5 Suggested Donation