The Absent Museum is initiating a discussion around the changing notion of philanthropy in our contemporary culture. The traditional model of monetary donations can seem to operate as non-inclusive and out of reach. What are the possibilities beyond this model? The first series of events in the Absent Museum program will focus on this question and will introduce people and organizations that speak to the idea of grassroots philanthropy - is this approach more caring, more beneficial and open as a model for our work with communities today. How can art engage with communities through social practice? How do we define what social practice is today and how can it truly benefit our communities?
Madin Lopez, founder of ProjectQ - "using hair as a form of social justice". Madin Lopez will start the series with their presentation titled, "Making An Activist, at the Intersection of Homophobia and Misogynoir".
April 16th, 2019, 5-7pm
The Bijou Auditorium, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
Generous support by: California Institure of the Arts.
Images by Kail Hocker. Courtesy of California Institute of the Arts. Poster design by Noah Chang.