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Ustedes (Them): Immigration and Power

December 11, 2020

Ustedes (Them): Immigration & Power
A celebration in honor of International Migrants Day
Thursday, December 17, 6:00-7:15pm
Via Zoom.

Please join us for a virtual celebration of our current public art project Ustedes (Them) by artist Krzysztof Wodiczko.

Honoring International Migrants Day, the event will feature a screening of a short video of footage from the performance on Governors Island, a behind the scenes look at how it was made, statements from the participants in the project, a visit with the artist, and a timely conversation about immigrant rights including a Q&A.

In the live conversation, we will highlight how public art projects like Ustedes (Them) help amplify the work of organizations fighting on the ground. The guests, Commissioner Bitta Mostofi from New York City’s Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and Angeles Solis from Make the Road New York, will talk about their current initiatives in support of immigrant rights, how the pandemic has magnified existing inequities towards immigrant communities, what can be done to minimize the effect in the months ahead, and what changes, if any, to expect due to the new administration.

Candystore, MC Extraordinaire
Emma Drew, Moderator, Editorial Assistant, More Art
Carolina Lora Pineda, Project Participant
Micaela Martegani, Founder & Director, More Art
Commissioner Bitta Mostofi, Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs
Amador Rivas, Project Participant
Angeles Solis, Lead Organizer, Workplace Justice Team, Make The Road New York
Krzysztof Wodiczko, Artist

Celebrate with us how public art, and organizations like More Art, can help shed light on endemic issues to create sustainable change. Plus, we will announce our 2021 projects and Engaging Artist Fellows!

Image: Ustedes (Them) by Krzysztof Wodiczko, Governor’s Island, New York, 2020, Photo by Julienne Schaer.

Watch the event recording here: