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FABnyc Announces 2018 Artists in Residence

From a media release:

FABnyc Announces
2018 Artists in Residence


NEW YORK CITY - FABnyc (Fourth Arts Block) is thrilled to announce the FABnyc Storefront Artists in Residence for 2018! We had over fifty applications for our very first residency program in our storefront space and were humbled to receive many strong applications by a wide range of artists. Chinatown Art Brigade will be on the block into the spring developing Placekeeping - Here to Stay a multilingual, multimedia project that will feature short video and audio stories of tenants who live in the rapidly gentrifying neighborhood of Manhattan’s Chinatown and LES.
A projection from CAB's Here to Stay series and Untitled (Carl Beam), 2017 by NADI
Additionally we are announcing that Native Art Department International will be in residence at the Downtown Art building into the summer thanks to a collaboration between DTA and FABnyc. We are excited to host them as they develop Expanding the Scope, an effort in solidarity and trust building between Native Americans, artists and arts organizations.

FABnyc's mission is to strengthen the cultural vitality of the Lower East Side

CAB Steering Committee: Anna Ozbek, ManSee Kong, Tomie Arai, Betty Yu, Liz Moy, courtesy of the artists
Chinatown Art Brigade
Our 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.

In 2015, artists Tomie Arai, ManSee Kong and Betty Yu formed the Chinatown Art Brigade (CAB), a cultural collective that recognizes the power of art to advance social justice. CAB is comprised of Asian American social justice minded artists, cultural workers, mediamakers, tenants and residents who have roots in activism and movement-building work in Chinatown and NYC. CAB believes that art, culture and media work must serve and advance social justice movements.
Maria Hupfield, courtesy of the artist and Jason Luja, courtesy of The Institute of American Indian Arts
Native Art Department International
Native Art Department International is a collaborative long-term project created and administered by Maria Hupfield and Jason Lujan. It focuses on communications platforms and art world systems of support while at the same time functioning as an emancipation from identity-based artwork. It seeks to circumvent easy categorization by comprising a diverse range of activities, such as curated exhibitions, video screenings, panel talks, collective art making, and an online presence, each which contain an undercurrent of positive progress through cooperation and non-competition.

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