Childish Gambino's latest creative masterpiece, "This is America," has captivated international media and re-ignited a conversation about how we treat race in America. The buzz surrounding this work only reinforces the notion that art is essential to discourse and has the power to dismantle archaic power structures and level the field.
As artists, how can we create work that pushes an anti-racist agenda without alienating major benefactors and corporate sponsors? How can we encourage local arts organizations to present a diverse roster of artists while cultivating diverse audiences?
Featuring "Libations" an installation by Octavia Yearwood, this program will invite leading scholars, curators, and arts organizers to have a round-table discussion regarding the state of race and art in America, and in particular, Miami. In addition to joining the conversation, guests will be immersed in a series of racially charged works by leading Black and Latinx creators.
This panel is part of an ongoing series by Creator’s Lounge, a collective of local artists, creatives, and makers focused on offering our community practical resources to succeed in the creative economy. Held monthly, each Creator’s Lounge event will feature in-depth discussions and breakout sessions with some of Miami’s leading figures in the local art scene.
Doors open at 6pm. Free parking with light refreshments and snacks provided!