2015 MPLS: Place, Race, Geography, and Power

Chaun Webster (Session Host)
Dylan Miner
Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz
Maria Sykes

Artists and arts organizers propose, create, and advocate for alternative projects, spaces, and institutions in a variety of communities and contexts. Place, race, geography, and power matter to the field. Popular narratives about artists and arts organizing often simplify our roles, the contours of our identities and artistic work, and our participation in broader social movements. This session will consider assumptions and alternatives to widely-held notions about artistic centers and margins, provoking new questions and possibilities for the field.