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IMA Alumna Sarah Nelson Wright at MoCADA

Gentrification’s Impact on New York City
Round Table Discussion

80 Hanson Place, at South Portland, Brooklyn

Sarah’s showing a large installation of her project Locations & Dislocation, which takes a poetic look at why people move through gentrifying areas.

How is gentrification affecting other communities in New York City? What are the implications for the future? This panel discussion will be moderated by Laurie Cumbo, Founder & Executive Director of MoCADA and will include panelists: Shantrelle P. Lewis: Director of Programs and Exhibitions at The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, Bob Lee: Director of the Asian American Arts Centre, Diane Fraher: Founder and Executive Director Amerinda, Inc. American Indian Artists, and Michael Unthank: Executive Director, Harlem Arts Alliance.

More info: http://mocada.org/

Subversive Mini Art Festival

Subversive is a mini-art festival aimed at exploring the seemingly “benevolent” appeal of subcultures. The festival will point out the parallels that exist among the subcultures of Burlesque, the Ball Scene, Roller Derby, Lucha Libre, among others. The event will look at alternative conceptions of “masculinity” and “femininity” in spaces that redefine the role of gender and sexuality in a hetero-normative society. We will discover how these subcultures relate to each other and sociopolitical movements, and how they influence mainstream attitudes and culture.


Burlesque Show

APRIL 9th 2010
Doors Open 8pm with dance music provided by Hunter College Radio

Show Starts at 9:30pm
695 Park Ave, Room 543 Hunter North
There will be refreshments served at the event

Art Exhibition
April 16th 2010
Reception from 7-11pm
Art for Change
1699 Lexington Ave
B/t 106th and 107th
Trains: #4 and #6 to 110th/ Lexington Ave

Screening Information
Visit: www.subversiveart.net/screenings.html

WHCS Hunter College Radio, IMA Radio, Alpha Phi Omega, EYEspeak
Hunter College Film and Media Society, Sister Resistor and Art for Change

Costumes are welcome…..
normal is abnormal on the April 9TH

IMA Alum Hector Canonge’s project at Discover Queens Visitor’s Center

Queen Beats

“QUEENS BEATS,” investigates how people are able to experience cultures, traditions, ethnic heritage, and the borough’s history through music, spoken word, local languages, and field sounds recorded in the neighborhoods along the 18 stops of the ‘International Express.’ QUEENS BEATS featured the interactive projects URBIS18 (a touch-screen interactive sound map), and IRTag (an interactive installation using barcode scanning technology). More information about the project: www.hectorcanonge.net/