Dinner Without an Agenda with Marlene Ramirez-Cancio (offsite)
Open A.I.R. Artists Services Program

The Queens Museum’s Open A.I.R. Artist Services Program invites you to join artist Marlene Ramirez-Cancio for a meal and informal discussion at La Puntilla Ecuadorian Bar & Restaurant

Location: 91-17 37th Ave
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Train 7 to 90 St. – Elmhurst Ave.

We believe that informal no-agenda meetings can be incredibly fruitful and generative for artists. Come ask questions, discuss your work, and share a delicious meal with artist Marlene Ramirez-Cancio and 9 other artists.

How does it work?

Answer Marlene’s question:How do laughter and humor serve as tactics for cultural change?

By following this link: https://queensmuseum.wufoo.com/forms/dinner-without-an-agenda-w-marlene-ramirezcancio/

Please limit your answer to one line!

Submit your answer by February 23, 2016.

10 artists will be chosen based on their answers.

The event is free, appetizers are on us, but you will have to pay for your own drinks and entrees!

About Marlene Ramirez-Cancio 

Marlene Ramirez-Cancio is co-founder and co-director of Fulana, a Latina video collective based in NYC. Using parody and satire as a critical tool, Fulana responds to the ways ideologies and identities are marketed through the mass media. The collective’s works have been shown internationally at film festivals, museums, universities and online at fulana.org. As Associate Director of NYU’s Hemispheric Institute, Marlène activates creative thinkers in the Americas who are involved in artistic practice and cultural transformation. The Institute’s international network researches socially engaged performance and disseminates it through gatherings, publications, courses, and digital platforms. Its mission is to create new avenues for thought, collaboration and action (hemisphericinstitute.org | emergenyc.org).

About the Open A.I.R. Artist Services Program

Open A.I.R. draws on the Queens Museum’s resources, staff expertise, and networks to provide workshops and lectures that help artists grow their practice, advance their career, and develop sustainable lives as artists. Given the Museum’s commitment to socially-engaged art that crosses sectors, as well as attention to its role in neighboring communities, Open A.I.R. works to expand the notion of who is an artist and, moreover, utilizes a holistic view of how to support their potential to thrive and contribute to the cultural landscape of Queens and New York City more broadly. Tailored to artists in the outer boroughs, Open A.I.R. prioritizes the needs of artists of color, queer artists, and immigrant artists, facilitating conversations where art meets activism, and organizing experiences that bring together artists and non-artists.

Open A.I.R. is made possible by a generous grant from The Scherman Foundation’s Katharine S. and Axel G. Rosin Fund. Additional support provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Questions? Email sespinoza@queensmuseum.org

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