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Critical Lens: ART x CETA

Photo: Sarah Wells Register for this event via Eventbrite Join us virtually or in-person to explore the history of how a government-funded jobs program put artists to work across New York City. The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A. City Lore, Artists Alliance Inc., and the NYC Department of Records and Information Services (DORIS) present Critical Lens: …

Spice Stories

Manuel Molina Martagon, Spice Stories, 2022. Photo: Daniela Garza In summer 2022, New York-based artist Manuel Molina Martagon led the workshop Spice Stories, collaborating with 6-8 grade students from District 1’s Summer Rising program. The workshop combined world history and geography to explore the role of spices throughout different historical periods and their changing value over time. …

A Survey on Sorrel: From Drinks to Dyes

Kemar Keanu Wynter, A Survey on Sorrel: From Drinks to Dyes, 2022. Photo: B. Oswald In summer 2022, New York-based artist Kemar Keanu Wynter led the workshop A Survey on Sorrel: From Drinks to Dyes, collaborating with students from District 1’s Summer Rising program. Sorrel, bissap, zobo and agua de Jamaica– a few of the many names for the …

Artist Labor and the Legacy of CETA

In conjunction with the exhibition ART/WORK, City Lore and Artists Alliance present Artist Labor and the Legacy of CETA, a panel discussion, on March 18th at 6:30 pm.  CETA pioneers from the Bay Area and New York City come together to discuss the impact of the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act on artists and arts infrastructure across the …

CETA Photographers Forum

Image: Photographer Forum at New School. Photo by Blaise Tobia for the CCF CETA Artists Project 1978, © Blaise Tobia 2021. In conjunction with the exhibition ART/WORK, City Lore and Artists Alliance present the CETA Photographers Forum on Thursday, March 17th at 6:30 pm. Five New York City-based photographers–all CETA artists project alumni–come together to discuss the …

How an Almost-Forgotten Federal Program Kickstarted the Feminist Art Movement

In conjunction with the exhibition ART/WORK, City Lore, Cuchifritos Gallery and the Women’s Caucus for Art will be hosting a Zoom presentation: How an Almost-Forgotten Federal Program Kickstarted the Feminist Art Movement. From 1974 to 1981, more than 10,000 artists, actors, writers, and musicians were employed under the federally funded Comprehensive Employment and Training Act …

Acquired Taste Sobremesa

Essex Market Kitchen: 88 Essex Street (inside Essex Market) NYC 10002 Version Español Acquired Taste Sobremesa is a continuation of a series of classes/performances that uses food as a vehicle for conversations ranging from authenticity and tradition to technology and access while considering the labor, economic, and emotional implications in the food we eat. Last …

Drawn Together: Town Hall on Artists’ Contracts

Drawn Together is a collaborative ongoing project at Cuchifritos Gallery focused on addressing and repairing the contractual relationships between artists, art workers, and art institutions. After conducting conversations with constituents of the gallery during an exhibition this spring, the artists and curators developed a set of recommendations for creating more fair and equitable contracts. In this town hall, …

Workshop with P.S. 184M Shuang Wen School

“When prophecy becomes reality, art can be one of the many ways to explore possible solutions. Some of you may think that contemporary art is unreachable, but it comes from the challenges we encounter every day. It is created from our everyday surroundings, even groceries.” – Mo Kong Following a series of prompts created by …

Essential Workers: A Self-Portrait with P.S. 64

[left] Alica Grullon, “April 28, 2020: As Amazon, Walmart, and Others Profit Amid Coronavirus Crisis, Their Essential Workers Plan Unprecedented Strike-https://theintercept.com/2020/04/28/coronavirus-may-1-strike-sickout-amazon-target-whole-foods/”, 2020. Archival Digital Print. From March to June: At Home with Essential Workers, Bronx Museum. [right] Miranda Guzman, Essential Workers: A Self Portrait, 2021. “In this body of work, I simultaneously document my time …