Collaboration and Consent: Imagining Ethical Art Praxis with Maya Mackrandilal
⭐ Collaboration and Consent: Imagining Ethical Art Praxis with Maya Mackrandilal⭐
FASA's Anti-O program is launching its first (virtual) event! Join us on Friday May 21st at 1 PM EST for an open discussion with Maya Mackrandilal departing from white supremacy in fine arts. Invite your friends and your peers; let us come together and think of the future we want as a community so that we may take steps towards actualizing it! We would like to thank SAF, CCSL and CUSGP for making this event possible.
The history of Western art and contemporary art practices are deeply entangled with difficult ethical questions that many artists choose to ignore, citing specious axioms like "art is about freedom." Using the essay "Freedom to Oppress" (that she wrote collaboratively with the scholar and poet Eunsong Kim) as a starting point, Maya Mackrandilal in conversation with tina lê will share some of the ideas, challenges, and strategies she has used in her art practice to explore collaboration and consent. As we co-create the future together, what are the underlying values that we want to cultivate as artists, as human beings, and what place does this have in our personal practices? What responsibilities do we have to our communities and the world around us? ______________________ Maya Mackrandilal is a multidisciplinary artist and writer based in Los Angeles. She is an American-born, mixed-race woman of color with global roots. She received her BA in Studio Art with High Distinction from the University of Virginia and her MFA in Studio Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she was a Jacob K. Javits Fellow. She has shown her artwork nationally and has published essays, creative non-fiction, and poetry. She is featured in the anthologies Queering Contemporary Asian American Art, Liminal Spaces: Migration and Women of the Guyanese Diaspora, and The Art of Being Dangerous.