‘Timelines’ Workshops May/June/July 2015


Collaborative timeline-making workshops have been scheduled at Interference Archive in Brooklyn! Each month we will tackle two decades at a time, from 1960s–present. There will be themes assigned to each session to drive the conversation and put forward issues relevant to that time period.

[intro]A history of activism by artists and workers of color: 1960-2015.[/intro]

This series of workshops explores the intersection of art and activism by artists and workers of color from 1960s to the present. By collaboratively mapping out the history of activism by people of color we can begin to consider their role in shaping our cultural institutions and the implications within the larger struggle against repression that affects us on a personal and collective level.

‘Timelines’ is a collaborative art-making workshop. After a brief introduction participants will able to add graphics, images, and text on to blank timelines. We will have some art supplies, but participants are free to bring their own art materials, images for collage, texts, graphics, and clippings related to artists and workers of color. We also have a printer for printing additional graphics or texts for the timeline. Each session will span two decades and when possible begin with an introduction by an invited guest artist, historian, or researcher.

Session 1: Saturday, May 30th, 5-7pm
1960s/70s: ‘From Civil Rights to Artists Rights’

Session 2: Saturday, June 27th,  4-6pm
1980s/90s: ‘The Culture Wars’

Session 3: Sat July 25th  4-6pm
2000s/10s: ‘Artists of Color and Global Issues’