Date & Time: February 9 – March 9
Location: Consulate General of Greece & Consulate General of France in NYC

Artivism: The Power of Art for Social Transformation was invited as a network to participate in Occupy #3, a new research project and exhibition project in New York.

  • February 9 at 6:00pm EST at the Consulate General of Greece in New York
  • February 17 at 6:30pm at the Consulate General of France in New York

Occupy created a map of initiatives and promotes art networks that question, explore, and create new paradigms in contemporary and public art. Their goal is to demonstrate how networks are interdependent and how as actors of the arts we (the artists) inhabit our time and nourish our work with the responsibilities that are born specifically from our presence within communities, from our universal need of belonging and sharing.

The goal of Occupy was to highlight initiatives responding to socio-political change and activism, community-based and public art projects, demonstrate how the hierarchy in the art community is shifting, and create accessibility for artistic minorities.

The objectives of Occupy Art Project and of this research group are:

  • to structure or to highlight dialogue within the art community and networks
  • To maintain movement in creativity while identifying activist and social initiatives and break isolation for artists who face adversity
  • to create open dialogue over public policies,
  • To experiment new paradigms and work models that promote and empower cooperation in the arts rather than a patriarchal model in culture
  • explore public art as a method, its different forms, how we can occupy public and administrative space,
  • respond to social issues highlighted by the pandemic
  • explore new work models which change the paradigms of structure in the arts
  • how communities can be the actors of cultural development,
  • what is artistic citizenship

Presenters: The Artivism Team:

Argie Agelarakis, Alina Bloomgarden (MOTI) & Dawud Rahman, Carolina Cambronero, Laurie Joehnning, Rowan McKiernan, Man Yu, Aphrodite Navab

Resources: occupyartproject.com

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