Give/Take: Languages of Debt and Care
Where: New Museum
212-219-1222 Price: Free
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How can relations of care transform debt? To reconceptualize debt, this conversation will feature filmmakers and organizers Astra Taylor and Laura Hanna of Debt Collective; artist Constantina Zavitsanos, whose multi-media work investigates the material re/production of debt, dependency, and means beyond measure; and moderator Andrew An Westover, Keith Haring Director of Education and Public Engagement at the New Museum. After each panelist introduces their work, the speakers will explore the nature of debt and its forms in the U.S. and will consider how care can reframe what debt is and how it functions. The panelists will especially attend to the ways creative practices are currently expanding transactional frameworks to elevate policies that value greater safety and care for the most vulnerable, an especially urgent question before and during the current pandemic and economic crisis.
Part of the series Governance Reimagined: Three conversations between artists, activists, and the public.
The New Museum and socially engaged art nonprofit A Blade of Grass co-present three online discussions with artists and activists engaged in collective social change, international self-governance, and democratic movements. As communities around the world grapple with state failures during the global pandemic, this series leans into what has been done to create more equitable, empathetic, and humane systems of governance to model better futures that might emerge from the chaos.
Each discussion will be framed around an article from A Blade of Grass Magazine’s spring issue, guest edited by Laura Raicovich. Attendees will be provided with articles in advance to inform them of the topics at hand, and join the authors, The New Museum’s Andrew An Westover, Keith Haring Director of Education and Public Engagement, A Blade of Grass’ Prerana Reddy, Director of Programs, and special guests invited to broaden the dialogue and address the current moment.Buy tickets/get more info now