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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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



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