IMA alumna Betty Yu’s work at the Whitney Museum’s Study Sessions – a new ongoing event series inspired by Fred Moten and Stefano Harney’s notion of study as “what you do with other people.” For each Study Session, an artist, writer, or cultural worker selects an artwork on view in the Whitney’s galleries as a departure point for thinking through an urgent question in our contemporary political landscape. Participants are invited to join in open-ended discussions, and engage with creative practice. Study Sessions may take the form of workshops, listening parties, performances, readings, or film screenings.
Betty is part of the Chinatown Art Brigade (CAB) – a cultural collective of artists, media makers, and activists creating art and media to advance social justice. Their work is driven by the fundamental belief that collaboration with and accountability to those communities that are directly impacted by racial, social, and economic inequities must be central to our cultural, art, or media making process. Chinatown Art Brigade is collaborating with the Chinatown Tenants Union of CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities (www.caaav.org), a grassroots non-profit that organizes low-income pan-Asian communities around tenant rights, fighting evictions and displacement.
Free with RSVP:
May 19th http://whitney.org/Events/StudySessionsChinatownArtBrigade