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Articulating Artwashing, Gentrification and Responsibility: What is the Place of the Curator?

6:30 - 8:30 pm
A bag of unbleached flour is tagged for $5000. A bag of long grain rice is tagged for $3000.
Credit: Alicia Grullón, "Detail of Props for an Autoethnographic Study: The Bronx, Performance and Interventions," 2008.

MA Curatorial Practice presents a panel discussion on the concept of artwashing, in which art, the artist and the larger creative economy are complicit in the commodification of community and culture. The discussion will focus on how urban environments are affected by "artwashing," the idea of creativity as a saving grace for blighted environments, and the roles of curators and artists in creating site-specific installations for the revitalization process. 

Moderated by Ikechukwu Casmir Onyewuenyi, MA Curatorial Practice fellow, the panel includes Alicia Grullón, performance and video artist; Imani Henry, Brooklyn Anti-Gentrification NetworkDuron Jackson, visual artist; Sara Reisman, artistic director, Shelly & Donald Rubin Foundation; and Manon Slome, founder and chief curator, No Longer Empty.

Free and open to the public