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 inclusive and out of reach. What are the possibilities beyond this model? The first event 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?
VENUE: The Bijou Auditorium, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
DATE: April 16th, 5-7pm
SPEAKER: Madin Lopez - founder of ProjectQ - "using hair as a form of social justice"