Resilient Cities Screening and Panel Discussion | Link TV
Resilient Cities Screening and Panel Discussion
Now Art LA and Link TV host an evening of Global Connection through Art and Activism. Following the screening of "Resilient CIties - Kiev: Art as Protest", Now Art LA will moderate a live interactive dialogue between artists featured in the episode and local artists.
April 16, 7pm - 9pm
RVCC Intersect in the Arts District
Maria Kulikovska is a Crimean Ukrainian artist who works internationally and is well known in the Kiev art scene for her controversial performance art. Kulikovska confronts violence against women by using the female form and brings up difficult questions in society to different territories. “Art and culture are the strongest material we have to change our society.”
Iryna Shuvalova is a Fulbright and Gates Cambridge scholar, as well as a prize-winning poet who explores the language and rhythms of traditional and contemporary Ukrainian songs. She sees oral poetry and song as potent tools of resistance, resilience and healing in times of violence and war.
Kate DeCiccio is an Oakland-Based Mural artist: “Murals have become a cornerstone of my practice because they can transform spaces to better reflect the strength and identity of a community and serve as a modality for truth telling, resistance & celebration.” kdeciccio.wixsite.com/k8deciccio
Amitis Motevalli is an artist born in Iran and moved to the US in 1977 pre-revolution. She explores the cultural resistance and survival of people living in poverty, conflict and war. Her experience as a working-class immigrant in Los Angeles, is foundational to her drive for creating art that contests stereotypical beliefs about people living in diaspora. Through many mediums including, sculpture, video, performance and collaborative public art, her work juxtaposes iconography, to reveal differences in cross-cultural understandings, critical of the violence of dominance and occupation, while invoking the significance of a secular grass roots struggle. amitismotevalli.com/
The Yurok people care for all of their family members, and their kin — including condors and salmon — reciprocate the care.
Places like Taylor Yard give us a window to explore ways to balance the city's critical needs for green space, livable space and climate change strategies.
All around the United States is a 100-mile border zone where one can be searched and one's things seized. Policies way beyond what the constitution allows is regularly implemented. Artists drew on select sites. Here's what they realized.
Created by policymakers in the 1940s, the border zone extends 100 miles inland from the nation’s land and sea boundaries and houses nearly two-thirds of the U.S. population. It's also where the 4th amendment rights of the people have been subverted.
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