The Loisaida Inc. Center is proud to announce

The 2017 Loisaida Artists in Residence:

Atomic // Culture

Proposed project for the residency:

Time frame of Residency @ Loisaida: February 4th through March 18th, 2017

Profile: Atomic Culture is the joint cultural productions between Matthew Galindo and Malinda Galindo. Whose mission is to become a temporary geopolitical idea-space where people from all backgrounds are encouraged to learn, create, and experience art in it’s myriad forms.

Loisaida’s artistic residency provides a home to develop and explore cultural work that affirms a Latinx provocative spirit to impact local and broader cultural thinking through learning as it promotes diversity, equity, solidarity and community building that strengthens Loisaida and connects it, beyond its borders and limitations, to the broader global community.

Atomic Culture’s dynamic residency projects will encourage active participation by creating art-focused social and cultural programs accessible to everyone. Their opening exhibit titled; Futura Ahora // Future Now will map examples of Latinx arts and cultural practices from Southwest and New York based artists that integrate historical events and traditions to examine how futurism can be used as a decolonizing tool to reclaim land, natural resources, and ways of living that occupying forces have sought to wipe out.

Atomic Culture aims to improve the outlook of our cities by creating art-focused social and cultural programs accessible to everyone, while providing an experiential learning center where artists can create and interact with the next generation of creators and the community at large.

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Public Components & Important Dates:

Exhibition:

(1) Future Now // Futura Ahora calls to attention the movement of artists reclaiming and reconfiguring their cultural disposition and narratives with society at large. Through sound, installation, literature, and visual arts each artist presents compelling possibilities for the future by embracing and reclaiming their histories, traditions, and present-day experiences.Thursday, February 4th – 5:00 pm

(2) Performance w/ Guillermo Gomez Pena, Balitronica, and Alex Rivera This presentation is part of an ongoing exhibition and r​esidency Future Now, Futura Ahora curated by Atomic Culture at the Loisaida Center. Atomic Culture’s dynamic residency Future Now encourages active participation by creating art-focused social and cultural programs accessible to everyone. The exhibit and correlating programming aim to map examples of cultural practices from the Southwest that integrate historical events and traditions to examine how futurism can be used as a decolonizing tool to reclaim land, natural resources, and ways of living that occupying forces have sought to wipe out. Atomic Culture asks how are art practices used as a tool to confront neo-colonialism? Friday, March 3rd – 6:00 pm

Panels:

(3)Walled Worlds: Border Publics, Cultural Activism and Urban Planning.
Renowned scholars, artists, cultural activists and critics––Ricardo DominguezTeddy CruzFonna Forman and Ed Morales––converge to discuss their distinct yet cross-cultural geopolitical perspectives on the intersections of arts and culture, activism and policy, and forced migration. We will consider how might our cultural activism, advocacy, and participatory planning begin working to create stronger collaborative movements and build solidarity within and beyond our multiple communities? In the face of political uncertainties, we will also consider what tactics and strategies work to strengthen cultural equity advocacy, to influence policy and to advance equity principles as part of what should be enshrined in NYC’s cultural plan. A report-back on the discussion will be included as a set of recommendations to the New York City Council’s 10 year Cultural Plan. Thursday, February 9th – 5:00 pm

Workshops:

(4) Cognitive mapping: Realizing your space in a neighborhood Cognitive and poetic mapping with the Lower East Side neighborhood and in collaboration with Edwin Torres.

(5)Nativa Remedies by Celeste Casillas: Community workshop on how to use traditional herbs in modern daily life and creating at home remedies influenced by elder and ancestral healing methods and the passing down of stories. Participants will make a salve to take home. Thursday, February 11th – 6:00 pm

(6)Nativa Remedies II by Celeste Casillas: Women/Mujer gathering and community workshop on how to use traditional herbs in modern daily life and creating at home remedies influenced by elder and ancestral healing methods and the passing down of stories. Participants will make a salve to take home. Sunday, March 12th – 3:00 pm

(7) Mural Workshop: With Navajo/Chicana Muralist Nani Chacon, focusing on the histories, identities, and traditions of the Loisaida neighborhood (in collaboration with Loisaida’s La Lucha Continua exhibit about the history of community muralism in Loisaida) Thursday May, 19th – 6:00 pm


More info coming soon.