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November 13, 2017 - March 14, 2018


Talking Transition: BEYOND ACCESS: (Re)Creating a Cultural Capital for All New Yorkers

Monday, November 18 2013
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For the first time in 12 years, New Yorkers have a new mayor. So we're getting together and we're Talking Transition.  

New York City has rich history of providing culture to all its citizens and a renown reputation as a cultural capital. But at this critical mayoral transition, the art world is a particularly vivid example of de Blasio's "tale of two cities." Who has access to the art world? Can NYC be a cultural capital when artists cannot afford to live and work in the city? Who pays for art when it's free? What are the best models for providing art and culture to all New Yorkers? Join us for a lively dialogue around the role that arts and culture play in a democratic society. 

Panelists: Manon Slome, President of No Longer Empty, and artists Jose Parla, Paul Ramirez Jonas, and Caroline Woolard. Moderated by Deborah Fisher, Executive Director of A Blade of Grass.

To see the presentations and read the summary of the discussion, please see our blog post at http://www.nolongerempty.org/home/news-blog/follow-up-from-talking-transition/

Speak your mind! Facebook or Tweet your questions @nolongerempty @abladeofgrass @talkingtransition

Talking Transition is an open conversation about the future of New York City. We're transforming the typically closed-door transition process between Election Day and the Inauguration into an opportunity for New Yorkers to make their voices heard. From November 6 - 23, events will fill open tents along Canal Street in addition to mobile "tents" in public spaces and the online forum talkingtransitionnyc.com. 


About the Panelists:

Manon Slome is the president and chief curator of No Longer Empty, a non-profit organization that presents site specific, public art exhibitions in vacant spaces across the city.

Caroline Woolard is a Brooklyn based artist and co-founder of OurGoods.org and Trade School, two barter economies for cultural producers. She is also project coordinator for B-F-A-M-F-A-P-H-D dot com, which seeks to collectivize resources for art school graduates.

José Parlá is a Brooklyn based painter who has exhibited locally and abroad. José's recent projects include public mural commissions at BAM and at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and a collaboration with French artist J-R at the 11th Havana Biennial in 2012.

Paul Ramirez Jonas is a multi-disciplinary artist who lives, works, and teaches in New York CIty. His work often focuses on the relationship between artist, artwork, and audience and has been exhibited in museums and biennials worldwide. In 2010 his Key to the City project was presented by Creative Time in cooperation with the City of New York.  

Panel is moderated by Deborah Fisher, Executive Director of A Blade of Grass.

Deborah Fisher is an artist, administrator and entrepreneur, who has worked as an advisor and collections manager for the Shelley and Donald Rubin Private Collection, as studio manager for Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, and has taught art history, appreciation and studio classes at New York University, St. John's University and Nassau Community College. 


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