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ON ART & SOCIAL JUSTICE: CONFLICT KITCHEN and YOU

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The Pittsburg-based artist collective CONFLICT KITCHEN will engage in a conversation with students about the potential of art to ignite social change. Students are encouraged to bring questions from their own projects around impact, audience and outreach for a joined conversation. 

CONFLICT KITCHEN is an artist-run restaurant that only serves food of countries with which the United States is in conflict — currently they are focusing on food, culture and politics from Palestine. They had to temporarily shut down due to a received death threat. 

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When: Friday, February 20th, 3 pm – 5pm

Where: Lang Cafe, 65 West 11th Street

RSVP to bails551@newschool.edu (Sascia)

Snacks and drinks will be provided.

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This artist conversation is part of a series of events around the newly formed Art and Social Justice Working Group (ASJWG). The ASJWG is a new initiative launched by the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School and A Blade of Grass consisting of artists, curators, thinkers and practitioners. Its goal is to establish a common framework for discussing, planning, and evaluating the growing field of art and social justice. Students are an integral component as the Group poses critical questions on the agency of art, and seeks to foster clarity around the interrelated roles of aesthetics, form, political engagement, and social change.

Before the event please look at these links, suggested by Conflict Kitchen:

• A story from the very beginning We Make Money Not Art:

http://we-make-money-not-art.com/archives/2010/06/conflict-kitchen.php

• A recent story on Palestinian version and controversy in Mondoweiss

    http://mondoweiss.net/2014/11/pittsburghs-battleground-palestine

• Very recent interview for Guernica

    https://www.guernicamag.com/daily/jon-rubin-conflict-kitchen/

• Check out their website

    www.conflictkitchen.org

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