Curated by Juliana Driever
About About, With & For:
The artists in this exhibition – many of whom work collaboratively – articulate various aspects of Folklife as a cultural precedent. Folklife encompasses all facets of self-organized creativity, including boatbuilding, collective mending, parading, storytelling, foodways and interactions with the built and natural environment. The millenium-old rituals of street spectacle are re-imagined, an abandoned library-turned-art incubator fosters a multi-part installation, historic watercraft built from salvaged materials are rendered seaworthy, and folks who fix things do just that in About, With & For. Exceeding the specific concepts of the art world discourse, this exhibition revels in the expanded possibilities of cultural influence in contemporary life.
About, With & For features works by artists from New York and New England.
Matt Bua, Dirt Palace, Clare Dolan/Museum of Everyday Life, Fixers Collective, HONK! The Festival of Activist Street Bands, Mare Liberum, National Bitter Melon Council and Jeff Stark.
Friday, October 4 | 7pm
Featuring a live musical performance by Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society.
Fixing Sessions with the Fixers Collective
Saturday October 5 and November 2 | 3-6pm
Singing Pictures with Clare Dolan/Museum of Everyday Life
Saturday, October 26 | 7pm
The National Bitter Melon Council and our (Inter)national Bitternesses
Thursday, November 7 | 7pm
1860’s Paper Canoe Building with Mare Liberum
Saturday, November 16 | 10am-1pm
BRIGHT NIGHTS: Book signing and presentation with author and photographer Tod Seelie
Friday, November 22 | 7 pm