‘Our Time’ Exhibition Extended + Final Walk-Thru with the Antonio Serna

Decolonial Thd World Studies

Antonio Serna
‘Documents of Resistance: Our Time’
Exhibition extended to Friday November 30th.
**Final exhibition walk-thru with artists Antonio Serna will be held Wednesday November 28 at 5:30pm. (Just before the panel @6:00 PM)**
Loisaida Center Inc. 710 East 9th Street, NYC (google map) | Monday–Friday 11 AM–5 PM

‘Documents of Resistance: Our Time’ has been extended until the end of November. The extension will coincide with another relevant panel at the Loisaida Center. On Wednesday, November 28th, Nandini Bagchee will be discussing her new book Counter Institution: Activist Estates of the Lower East Side. Relevant to ‘Documents of Resistance’ is her research on CHARAS/El Bohio,

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Decolonial & Third World Studies

Decolonial Thrid World Studies

Thursday October 25, 2018
Panel Discussion: 7:00–8:30 PM*
*Pre-Event: 6:15 PM Exhibition Walk-thru with artist Antonio Serna
Loisaida Inc. 710 East 9th Street, New York, NY (google map)

Panelist: Macarena Gomez-Baris, J. Kēhaulani Kauanui, and Conor Tomás Reed
Moderator: Patrick Jaojoco

Since the 1960s, students of color have fought to decolonize campuses across the Americas. One of their goals was to introduce studies related to their own experiences and include their history outside of the dominant Eurocentric lens. We will discuss some of the original demands and achievements, and compare them to the current wave of decolonizing academia.

Secondly, one of main concerns in the project Our Time is to highlight the racism in the arts as affecting all people of color across America. We ask, what can we gain from a comparative ethnographic analysis of this history? What are the limits and pitfalls of such study? How does it affect the visual arts and visual cultural studies in general (framework of research, production, participation, and consumption)?

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Announcing ‘Documents of Resistance: Our Time’, a Solo Exhibition By Antonio Serna

Decolonial Thrid World Studies

Loisaida Center Inc. is pleased to present Documents of Resistance: Our Time, a participatory exhibition and residency of new work by Antonio Serna.

How do we give contours to an art history that remains unwritten, scattered across archives, and siloed in scholarship? How can we begin to reconnect the struggle for civil rights across all artists of color and their fight for inclusion in our cultural institutions? How can we being to reflect on the complexity of artists of color and their unique experience, political actions, and artistic production as part of the art history in America? In the exhibition, Documents of Resistance: Our Time, Mexican-American artist, Antonio Serna is hoping to take us down a visual path to consider these and many other questions in regards to the important but often overlook contributions of artist of color.

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