Sparked by conversations about race-related microaggressions (the casual degradation of any marginalized group) and overt expressions of racism at ArtCenter, the Antiracist Classroom started a poster series that centered around the question:
What tools, strategies or approaches might you use to interrupt or counteract microaggressions (race-related or otherwise)?
The poster series aims to start a dialogue around ways to speak out in the moment or hold those responsible accountable for their actions or words.
Our exhibit and critique will bring the artists and designers who submitted to this poster series into conversation with four amazing creatives-of-color whose work engages with the questions raised through these posters.
Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle is an interdisciplinary visual artist, writer and performer. Her practice fluctuates between collaborations and participatory projects with alternative gallery spaces within various communities to projects that are intimate and based upon her private experiences in relationship to historical events and contexts.
Michelle Matthews is a multi-cultural artist, designer, and photographer. She has spent most of her career working for nonprofit, cultural and advocacy institutions such as the ACLU, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles and Sundance Institute, host of the Sundance Film Festival.
Maceo Paisley is a multi-disciplinary artist, designer, and cultural producer. For the past decade Maceo has danced professionally, performed on national stages as a spoken word and performance artist, and with his platform Citizens of Culture, continues to craft culture hacking social experiments that challenge existing social conventions.
Sue Bell Yank is a writer, producer, and arts educator. Formerly head of Academic Programs at the UCLA Hammer Museum, Sue currently works as Director of Communications and Outreach at 18th Street Arts Center. Sue is dedicated to working for access to arts education for all, and for a greater understanding of the power and relevance of art in our society.