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ENGAGING ARTISTS | Artist Talk: Art + Intergenerational Exchange

Feb 7, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Participants of More Art’s 2015 Engaging Artists Residency will discuss the challenges of working with aging immigrant populations in New York City, many of who are linguistically isolated from social and cultural resources. The discussion seeks to examine what kind of impact intergenerational exchanges have on the creative mind of an artist. In addition, the roundtable will explore how other cultures tend to give the elderly a prominent voice—keeping them central to the home, the neighborhood, and the culture. The event is co-produced by More Art and Artist Volunteer Center and a part of the ArtsEverywhere/Musagetes Artist Round Table (A.RT) series. A.RT is a platform that proposes new models for bridging artistic and scientific methods.

Moderated by Silvia Juliana Mantilla Ortiz, IMI Corona Community Organizer and Artist Services Coordinator, Queen Museum | Artist speakers: Hidemi Takagi, Andrew Nemr, Guido Garaycochea, Aurélien Grèzes, and Raul Ayala.

This event is part of ENGAGING ARTISTS an exhibition featuring the work of eight NYC-based first generation and foreign born artists, who participated in the Engaging Artists Residency. The works emerge from grassroots volunteering as a catalyst for social practice. In 2015, More Art’s Engaging Artist Residents developed long-term projects to connect with aging populations through multilingual art-making projects, recreation activities, and conversations at nursing homes and community centers in their own neighborhoods, from Flushing, Queens to Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

This exhibit features works that serve as documentation and response to critical issues associated with aging, health, home, and isolation through the lens of contemporary art. Engaging Artists fosters intergenerational exchange and diverse artistic perspectives on the challenges associated with aging and immigration in New York City.

The Engaging Artists Residency is produced by More Art in partnership with Artist Volunteer Center (AV Center). The Program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with City Council. In-kind programming space provided by School of Visual Arts (SVA) and subsidized studio space provided by Industry City.


Queens Museum
New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Queens, NY 11368 United States
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