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/