That's a Wrap! Documents of Resistance: Our Time at Loisaida 2018
Just completed the final report for the project Documents of Resistance: Our Time at Loisaida September 14—November 30, 2018. Images above are from a class visit from Argentina! We had a great time. For the entire run of the exhibition I gave several exhibition tours. The material and history is so dense and rarely discussed that tours are a valuable part of reaching people and bringing to life this important history.
Image above: Antonio Serna with Carlos Alvarez and his students from Argentina. October 16, 2018.
Flushing Queens, New York – The Lewis H. Latimer House Museum is pleased to present Antonio Serna: Lloyd x Latimer and The Energy of Place, a solo exhibition of new work by Antonio Serna.
Under the umbrella project Documents of Resistance: Artists of Color Protest (1960s–present), Mexican-American artist Antonio Serna
has been creating artwork in the form of visual-research related to the history of art and activism by artists ofcolor
. The story of the Latimer House is connected to this history through the efforts of Tom Lloyd, an African-American artists and activist [...]
‘Our Time’ Exhibition Extended + Final Walk-Thru with the 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
Thursday October 25, 2018
Panel Discussion: 7:00–8:30 PM*
*Pre-Event: 6:15 PM Exhibition Walk-thru with artist Antonio Serna
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)?
Announcing ‘Documents of Resistance: Our Time’, a Solo Exhibition By Antonio Serna
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.