Documents of Resistance is an art/research/educational project that presents an intersectional view of art history through the art and activism of people of color. In this history there is no separation between politics and culture. Here protests organizing and studio time are seen as different means to achieve the same goal. Only this way can we see the emergence of a truly American avant garde. Documents of Resistance aims to give form to this avant garde, by bringing together the collective struggle and individual transformation of artists and communities of color between 1960 to the present time.
Documents of Resistance
engages the public via various formats: exhibition, presenation, and workshop. Please email for more information on presenting the project at your insitution or alternative space.
Previous exhibitions include: Artist Responce, SMFA at Tufts, Boston, MA. Documents of Resistance—Our Time Loisaida Center, New York, NY. Documents of Resistance—Our Oppressions are Connected, PS122 Project Studios, New York, NY
Image:Third World Liberation Movement San Francisco State College (1968-69)(triptych), 2020. Digital prints, 30" x 40" each. Installation at PS122 Project Studios, New York, NY, 2020
Other installations include wheat-paste wall murals and a selection of timeline collages as in the exhibition at Loisaida Center in 2018, pictured below. The timelines cover the art intermixed with activism of artists of color and can be read chronologically and geographically, from top to bottom and left to right.
Collective Timelines & Timeline Workshops were developed in order to facilitate a visual exploration of the context around this period (1960–present). Each Timeline covers a decade of resistance by artists and people of color. Workshop participants are encouraged to collaboratively research, share knowledge and personal stories related to this history, as well as collectively consider the importance of archives, memory, and historical.
Extra-Insitutional / Free School Workhops
These workshops provided an educational moment when institution or the state refuses or disregards the importance of educating thier audiences. Images below are from "Subtlties of Resistsance" at Free University NYC held during Kara Walkers' A Subtlety or the Marvelous Sugar Baby by Creative Time. The workshops forcused on liberation struggles of peoples of color, including the pueto Rican workers struggle that took place on this old Dimino Sugar Factory, now a prime site of gentrification in Brooklyn.