WHO: More Art — a non-profit organization in New York City that supports collaborations between professional artists and communities to create public art and educational programs that inspire social justice.
2020-2021 More Art Engaging Artist Fellows — the artists who participated in a year-long program, hosted by More Art, that provides an infrastructure and laboratory for these NYC-based emerging and underrepresented artists (or collectives) to gain a deeper understanding of the history of the field of public art, incubate and develop their early-stage research and project, collaborate with communities in shaping society, and build sustainable careers.
The fellows participating in the event include: Bryanna Bradley, Chantal Feitosa-Desouza, Andrew Freiband, Cody Ann Herrmann, Mafe Izaguirre, Amy Khoshbin, Althea Rao, Amy Ritter, Hanae Utamura. Additional contributions by Bel Falleiros and Amy Wetsch. Additional guests include Esther Neff, Stephanie Dinkins, and more to be announced. Stephanie Dinkins’ work is currently on view in an exhibition at the Queens Museum.
The Queens Museum — a museum in Queens, NY that is dedicated to presenting the highest quality visual arts and educational programming for people in the New York metropolitan area, and particularly for the residents of Queens, a uniquely diverse, ethnic, cultural, and international community.
WHAT: Join More Art for a full day of free programming alongside a diverse group of socially engaged artists working deeply across disciplines and research areas.
The event, hosted at The Queens Museum, is titled Futures, Narratives and Networks: Work from the More Art Fellowship and it will include a series of performances, workshops and conversations, showcasing the work and experiences of the twelve participating artist fellows.
WHERE: The Queens Museum: New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY 11368
WHEN: Sunday, April 10, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT
WHY: As part of More Art’s mission, the organization is dedicated to supporting artists and also celebrating their work in a way that brings the community together around art, culture, expression and social justice. This free and public event will be a wonderful opportunity for the New York community to not only see the incredible work that these artists have developed, but to also engage directly with the fellows and to explore their personal creative endeavors.
Complementing Stephanie Dinkins’ and Suzanne Lacy’s work on view at The Queens Museum, the EA Fellows draw from their vast experience and research practices to examine: the limits of public art; technology and nature; building networks of communication across generations and languages; the intersection of teaching and artistic practices; and personal embodied experience as a tool for community-building. Mirroring the ideas of Dinkins and Lacy, the EA Fellows explore new opportunities to “subvert cultural narratives” and engage with the potential of our collective and individual future histories.