The Archive of Affect
Friday, March 17, 7–9pm
Lise Brenner of Vox Populi
Sunday, March 19, 1:30pm at NURTUREart
Olaronke Akinmowo with Free Black Women’s Library
Sunday, April 2, 12-5pm at NURTUREart
Sarah Dahnke with Dances for Solidarity
Friday, April 7, 7:30pm at NURTUREart
Lise Brenner with Atlas Obscura
History Hidden in Plain Sight: Bushwick Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, April 9, 1–4pm, details and tickets will be available through Atlas Obscura
The Worker’s Art Coalition
Friday, April 14, 6–8pm at NURTUREart
NURTUREart presents The Archive of Affect, a group exhibition with performances that focus on rewriting, challenging, or expanding traditional archives and histories. Participating artists create ongoing works that help to amplify voices often silenced, omitted, or erased from contemporary historical narratives. The “affect of archive” is particularly salient in current media usage, where access is increasingly democratized, and personal narratives contribute to growing participation. The Archive of Affect reminds us that there are many voices still unheard and unwritten, and that artists can play an important role in challenging traditional notions of place, history, and personhood. The exhibition will include artifacts, ephemera, and documentation of the artists’ projects, as well as present a series of public performances for time-based and durational projects for audiences to experience live.
Featured artists were selected by Culture Push from their Fellowship for Utopian Practice, a testing ground for new ideas that aim to create positive social change through civic engagement and horizontal learning opportunities. Participating fellows are provided creative, analytical, and logistical tools in the creation of boundary-pushing, interdisciplinary, and socially engaged artwork.
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