SEPTEMBER 2020 SCHEDULE:

Art + Practice
Lookout FM
Craft Contemporary

ICA LA
NAVEL
Materials & Applications

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6° is a two-day, virtual symposium bringing together six L.A. non-profit art organizations. Through dynamic, individually presented programs from the viewpoint of each institution, we aim to begin a collective and open conversation addressing how to dismantle and identify systemic racial inequalities in the art world. Where can we start?


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Making L.A. Arts Education More Equitable
SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 AT 11 AM PST


What are the systematic inequalities in relation to L.A. arts education? How and when do they show up? Three arts professionals involved with various levels of arts education in the city —  K-12, University, and continuing and adult-focused education — will have an informal conversation to showcase their work and personal experience that attempt to overcome these inequalities. Through sharing their own efforts and observations, the panelists will discuss possible tools and strategies others can implement to make arts education more accessible and inclusive for all. A+P’s Exhibitions and Public Programs Manager, Joshua Oduga, will moderate the discussion.


PANELISTS 

Karina Esperanza Yanez
Greetings From South LA
noé olivas
The Crenshaw Dairy Mart
Rebecca Renard-Wilson
LA County Department of Arts and Culture

MODERATOR

Joshua Oduga
Art + Practice


How the Conquest of Indigenous Peoples Parallels the Conquest of Nature
SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 AT 2 PM PST

LOOKOUT FM presents a lecture from the archives of one of our content partners, the Schumacher Center for New Economics.  In this talk, John Mohawk, a Seneca master singer and orator of the Turtle clan who was also a scholar and activist, outlines the history of the West in its relationship to the natural world.  In this investigation he identifies several unique aspects of Western thought: a linear view of time, a penchant for utopian abstractions, the abstraction of nature into financial wealth, and many others, that create a world in which unfathomable injustices become inevitable.  Mohawk challenges us to reflect deeply on the intellectual and emotional structures that fuel our historical epoch, and make even extraordinary acts of cruelty seem not only justifiable, but desirable.  Finally, rather than settle into an accusatory paradigm, he asks in what ways we might be perpetuating similar injustice through our own unrecognized cultural constructs.


SPEAKER

John Mohawk (1945-2006)
Center for Indigenous Studies at the Center of the Americas State University of New York

MODERATOR

Cameron Stallones
LOOKOUT FM, @lookout_fm

To the Past, Towards the Future
SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 AT 3 PM PST


How does the institution evolve over time? Upon its founding as the Egg & the Eye by Edith Wylie, the institution’s goal was always to highlight marginalized, and global, art. Over the course of its 55-year history, however, the institution has had to resolve some of the problematic aspects of its legacy in order to create a more democratic public space. Some of the steps that the museum has taken include: transforming from a private to a public non-profit model, deaccessioning its permanent collection, and changing its name from Craft & Folk Art Museum to Craft Contemporary. After confronting its past, how can Craft Contemporary continue to evolve in the future? How can the field as a whole start to move away from one central, and Eurocentric, narrative in order to relocate craft in the multiplicities of local narratives?




PANELISTS 

Holly Jerger
Exhibitions Curator,
Craft Contemporary
Namita Gupta Wiggers
Director of the MA in Critical Craft Studies, Warren Wilson College, Craft Scholar, and Curator
Alma Ruiz
Senior Fellow, Center for Business and Management of the Arts, Claremont Graduate University, and independent curator

MODERATOR

Andres Payan Estrada
Curator of Public Engagement, Craft Contemporary


Support for Coalitions / Coalitions for Support
SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 AT 4 PM PST

In Los Angeles, the coalition model works effectively in more ways than one. L.A.-based coalitions help create proximity among organizations and individuals within a sprawling geographic area. They also help affirm the presence of often overlooked cultural forces across different creative sectors. This session can be experienced as an audio recording. Turn it on and listen to interviews with leaders of recently formed coalitions in our city that specifically focus on obtaining financial support for individuals and small arts organizations. In this session, we’ll hear about the urgency and strategies behind forming a coalition so that, in alliance, unheard voices in the cultural choir are heard.


A suggested exercise while listening would be to create a list of ideas or a record of thoughts about the topic. If you would like, email your document to learning@theicala.org. The discussion can continue after the active 6° session ends.



SPEAKERS

Gustavo Herrera
Executive Director, Arts for LA
Betty Avila
Executive Director, Self Help Graphics

Sophia Flood
LA Art Workers Relief Fund


MODERATOR

Asuka Hisa
Director of Learning and Engagement, ICA LA



SEPTEMBER 2020 SCHEDULE:

Art + Practice
Lookout FM
Craft Contemporary

ICA LA
NAVEL
Materials & Applications

*scroll to view archived programs





6° is a two-day, virtual symposium bringing together six L.A. non-profit art organizations. Through dynamic, individually presented programs from the viewpoint of each institution, we aim to begin a collective and open conversation addressing how to dismantle and identify systemic racial inequalities in the art world. Where can we start?





6° is a two-day, virtual symposium bringing together six L.A. non-profit art organizations. Through dynamic, individually presented programs from the viewpoint of each institution, we aim to begin a collective and open conversation addressing how to dismantle and identify systemic racial inequalities in the art world. Where can we start? This program was produced by Art + Practice and Craft Contemporary. Thoughts? Get in touch: joshua@artandpractice.org + caroline@craftcontemporary.org