Dispatches from the Square
New York Foundation for the Arts (20 Jay St., 7th Fl., Brooklyn)
The socio-political concept of the “town square” has been reinvigorated by the recent protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square and by our country’s own Occupy Wall Street movement. The Laundromat Project’s new artist talk series Dispatches from the Square features artists who use their creative practice to make pop-up and permanent “town squares” that stimulate public dialogue and action on a range of issues. The series also highlights artists who collaboratively make artwork with non-artists as a strategy for creating more livable societies.
Join Create Change Public Artist in Residence alum Bayeté Ross Smith and multi-media artist Tahir Hemphill for a conversation about how they have used hip-hop as a platform to create new work that engages, mobilizes, and documents local and global communities. Moderated by Ben Herson, Founder and Director of Nomadic Wax.