DATE: FRIDAY, OCT 29TH, 6PM-9PM
LOCATION: EXIT ART, 475 Tenth Ave, New York, NY 10018 (map)
In conjunction with Exit Art's Alternative Histories exhibition, a panel talk entitles "Activism and the Rise of Alternative Art Spaces" will be held on Friday 10/29.
Robert Lee, director of Asian American Arts Centre will discuss the founding of the Asian American Art Centre:
Its relation to the Asian American movement; its emergence from the activities of the Basement Workshop (1970-mid1980s); Its establishment as the non-profit Asian American Dance Theatre in 1974 and changing to its current name in 1986; its expansion to include the presentation of contemporary art exhibitions in 1983, as well as its other folk art and educational programs and activities.
Moderator: Mary Anne Staniszewski, Associate Professor and Acting Head of the Arts Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY
Participants: Robert Lee, Director, Asian American Arts Center; Beka Economopoulos, Co-Founder / Director, Not An Alternative; Alanna Heiss, Founder, P.S.1, Director, AIR and Clocktower Gallery; Avram Finkelstein, Gran Fury; Melissa Rachleff Burtt, Clinical Associate Professor of Arts Administration, NYU
Investigating the early history of New York alternative spaces, this panel looks at the genesis, culture and legacy of this movement in the context of activism and political agency.
Please RSVP to this event: http://www.exitart.org/support/rsvp. Each public event during the Alternative Histories exhibition is $5.00 which can be paid on line or at the door.