Organize Your Own: The Politics and Poetics of Self-Determination Movements

Daniel Tucker

2015
$60,000

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Urban Space Jockeys by Amber Art & Design. Photo by Paul Gargagliano of Hazel Photo, Courtesy of Daniel Tucker.

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Asian Arts Initiative senior program manager Nancy Chen and curator Daniel Tucker. Photo by Paul Gargagliano of Hazel Photo, Courtesy of Daniel Tucker.

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Visitor Survey by Rosten Woo. Photo by Paul Gargagliano of Hazel Photo, Courtesy of Daniel Tucker.

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I Used To Be A White American by Robby Herbst. Photo by Paul Gargagliano of Hazel Photo, Courtesy of Daniel Tucker.

Artist, writer, and organizer Daniel Tucker presented an exhibition and event series that invited contemporary artists to respond to archival materials and poetry relating to the history of white southerners who migrated to northern cities in the 1960s and 70s and organized cross-racial social movements. The project addressed historical and contemporary questions of equity, justice, and race relations through a variety of activities. The exhibition at the Kelly Writers House included work by printmakers Dan S. Wang and Matt Neff, designers Dave Pabellon and Rosten Woo, and critical artists Mary Patten and Robby Herbst who brought the archival material into a dialogue with concerns of the present. A performance event offered embodied interpretations by artists like Thomas Graves of the theater collective Rude Mechs, as well as verbally-oriented interpretations by Salem Collo-Julin and Rashayla Marie Brown.

Following its Philadelphia presentation, Organize Your Own travels to Chicago for an exhibition and event series at The Averill and Bernard Leviton Gallery at Columbia College, March 3-April 9, 2016.


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