Residency Unlimited


Talks | May 25 2018 1pm

IMAGINE COMMUNITY, Installation and Discussion

Friday, May 25, 2018
1pm (free and open to the public)
Residency Unlimited (RU)
360 Court Street (enter the Church through the main entrance)
Brooklyn, NY 11231

Imagine Community explores the notion of ‘community’ through engagement. How do we experience the importance and the impact of local communities and organizations on contemporary societies and cultures, and how can we imagine its new forms? The approaches range from reflecting on temporary communities and urban neighborhoods, family businesses to the Afghan community in Austria. To put their exploration in global and historical context the participants got in touch with NY-based artists and groups from various cultural backgrounds.

These dialogues include the singer and poet Felice RosserIvy Arce, member of the activist groups ActUp and Rise and ResistJack Waters, co-founder of Le Petit Versaille Gardens, artist Caroline Woolard, the Lower East Side Girls Cluband Nanzy Azara, artist and founding member of the N.Y. Feminist Art Institute.

A project by students of the visual arts program at the University Mozarteum Salzburg, Austria initiated by Gregor Neuerer. The students Stefan BergerMarie GruberMagdalena HellerVera Kern, and Lisa-Marie Sereinig will present a spatial setting of their works specifically conceived for this event where collected experiences and their visibilities of communities coexist, interact and will be discussed.

The project is generously supported by the City Council of Salzburg and the University Mozarteum Salzburg.