Young Exhibition Makers: InJustUsJune 1, 2019 - June 22, 2019
InJustUs is an exhibition of youth artwork exploring community wellness and differing viewpoints of various social injustices. The exhibition features teen artists from across New York City whose work touch on issues relevant to police brutality, mental health, gender & sexuality, race and ethnicity, and immigration. Created by the Brooklyn teens taking part in No Longer Empty’s Young Exhibition Makers program (Y.Ex), InJustUs will be on view across the entire Kings County Hospital D-Lobby throughout June. Y.Ex hopes that InJustUs serves as a mirror to their community’s concerns.
Y.Ex formed curatorial groups around themes that matter most to each of them. Each theme considered in direct relationship to community wellness:
- See Us as One explores how race and ethnicity play a role in everyday life and aims to ensure visitors walking through the work will leave with a stronger sense of empathy, and a smile.
- Love Without Borders addresses immigration under the Trump Administration.
- Listen aims to spread awareness regarding mental health and stresses the importance of how different mental illnesses impact people’s lives.
- InclUsive seeks to increase representation of the complicated nature of gender and sexuality.
- Our Lives Matter broadcasts the reality of police brutality and how it affects people of color throughout the world.
Coming soon: a short documentary and digital archive made by Y.Ex Youth Leaders (NLE teen alumni acting as peer mentors in the program).
Saturday June 1, 2019. 1pm-5pm: Exhibition Opening
Exhibition opening will include:
Free food from local restaurants
All day screen printing workshop! Bring your own bags, t-shirts, or more and get the InJustUs logo printed onto your item!
Wheat Pasting Workshop at:
Guided Tours with Young Exhibition Makers every OTHER half an hour:
Saturday, June 8, 2019. 1-5pm
The WorkRoom: Tamara Santibañez will lead a drop in workshop, for all ages, where visitors can create their own zines!
Tours with Young Exhibition Makers every OTHER half an hour
Saturday, June 15, 2019. 1-5pm
Details coming soon.
Tours will be available for visitors each afternoon that workshops are taking place.
To schedule a group tour, propose a community event/collaboration or for more information on scheduled guided tours during weekdays, please contact Duneska Michel, Teen Programs Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note, the exhibition is open to the public everyday during regular hospital hours, but guided tours must be booked in advance with Duneska.
2019 Young Exhibition Makers:
Alirat Sanni | Benjamin Opoku | Carlitos Rodriguez | Elani Amélie Reyes | Elham Abuali | Etharr Ahmed| Givienna-Geneva Gordon | Hamza Ashar | Jade Villegas | Janae Stanford | Kalia Asencio | Kimani Brown | Marvens Volcimus | Michelle Muszkat Levine| Nazair Deondre Francois | Nilajah Batts | Nyia Savannah Pilgrim | Steph Martinez | Umahani Hamad
Y.Ex and the 2019 NLE Curatorial Lab are supported by Con Edison; Exploring the Arts; Malka Fund; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation; The Berk Foundation, and generous individual supporters. In-kind support is provided by Materials for the Arts, Paper Monument and NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County.