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IMMIGRANT MOVEMENT INTERNATIONAL

During 2011 Tania Bruguera will focus on her long-term project: Immigrant Movement International. The project will be located in Queens, New York, United States. All public events, regardless of their format, will be closely linked to this project.

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A CONVERSATION ON USEFUL ART

23.04.2011
/2:00 - 7:00 p.m.
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VIDEO DOCUMENTATION:

Part 1. Definition of Useful Art and Introduction – Tania Bruguera

Part 2. Not an Alternative: Let It Out

Part 3. Mel Chin: Revival Field

Part 4. Rick Lowe: Project Row Houses

Part 5. Patrick Bernier and Olive Martin: Jurisprudence

Part 6. Pase Usted: Genera

Part 7. Discussion

 

 

 

 

The event, held in conjunction with the Useful Art Association, featured an introduction by Tania Bruguera, followed by a series of brief presentations with Mel Chin, Beka Economopoulos from Not An Alternative, Rick Lowe, Jorge Munguia from Pase Usted, and Patrick Bernier/Olive Martin followed by responses from Nato Thompson, Chief Curator at Creative Time; Tom Finkelpearl, Executive Director, Queens Museum of Art; Larissa Harris, Curator, Queens Museum of Art; and Gregory Sholette, Chair, MFA Studio Art Program, Queens College CUNY. Claire Bishop, Associate Professor of Art History, CUNY Graduate Center, representatives from local immigrant community organizations Make the Road, New York, and N.I.C.E. (New Immigrant Community Empowerment), and New York City Council Member Julissa Ferreras

 

 

 

PROGRAM

2:00 PM

Definition - Introduction

by Tania Bruguera

 

2:05 PM

Examples - Presentation of specific works

Mel Chin: Revival Field
Santiago Cirugeda: Recetas Urbanas
Rick Lowe: Project Row Houses
Pase Usted: Genera
Patrick & Olive: Jurisprudence
Not an Alternative: Let It Out (A kleenex intervention organized with Greenpeace.)

 

3:00 PM

Clarification - Responders will ask for a particular aspect on the project presented
Nato Thompson
Tom Finkelpearl
Larissa Harris
Gregory Sholette


3:15 PM

Interrogation - Critically Addressing The Projects And The Notion Of Useful Art
Claire Bishop
Make The Road
N.I.C.E. (New Immigrant Community Empowerment)
NYC Council Member Julissa Ferreras

 

3:30 PM

Audience Interaction
Claire Bishop Moderates Q & A With Audience

 

3:50 PM

Breake

 

4:00 PM

World Café

A style of Discussion that breaks an audience into smaller groups to consider one question at a time with a Presenter and a Responder at each table. Leading a discussion with a small group of audience choose which table they would like to go to.

There will be three questions presented, each question will have 10 minutes for discussion. When time is up on one question, the audience members are free to switch to another table allowing them to have a brief discussion with multiple participants and audience members.

 

4:40 PM

Responders Report Back

 

5:00 PM

Drink And Dance

 

 

 

PRESENTERS

Patrick Bernier & Olive Martin have worked collaboratively for over a decade. Concerned with issues of migration and territory, they recognized an irony in the rapid expansion of copyright and intellectual property law in the digital era as well as the diminishing rights of immigrants and freedom of movement under French and EU laws.

 

Mel Chin's art is both analytical and poetic, and evades easy classification. Alchemy, botany, and ecology are but a few of the disciplines that intersect in his work. He inserts art into unlikely places, including destroyed homes, toxic landfills, and even popular television, investigating how art can provoke greater social
awareness and responsibility. Details of a current project can be seen online at Fundred.org.


Santiago Cirugeda is a spanish architect, founder of the office Recetas Urbanas which regularly creates projects playing with legality.


Rick Lowe is an artist, architect, urban designer, developer, businessman, and activist. In 1993, Lowe founded Project Row Houses, which turned 22 "shotgun" houses in the middle of Houston's poorest neighborhoods into art galleries, workshop spaces, offices, and housing for single mothers.


Pase Usted is a non-profit organization that promotes change and development through ideas and the way we engage with today's most relevant issues. The project promotes dialogue, discussions and proposals through 3 main platforms: thematic multidisciplinary forums, media, and support to innovative projects based in technology that seek to improve quality of life.


Not an Alternative is a hybrid arts collective and nonprofit organization whose mission aims to integrate art, activism and theory in order to affect popular understandings of events, symbols and history.

 

 

Works on display

- Adrian Melis, Vigilia-Nigth Watch
- Cesare Pietroiusti, Money Watching
- Ruben Santiago, Pre-existing condition x-y
- Ghana Think Thank, Give us your problem!
- Judi Werthein, Brinco

 

 

 

 

RESPONDERS

Claire Bishop, Assoc. Prof of Art History at the CUNY Graduate Center. She is an internationally acknowledged scholar of contemporary art and is widely considered to be an original thinker and creative interpreter of contemporary art.

 

 

New York Council Member Julissa Ferreras proudly serves Corona, East Elmhurst and parts of Jackson Heights-an area of Queens that is one of the most diversely populated areas in the country. She was Assistant Director of the Community Conciliation Network in Corona, and shortly thereafter the Beacon Director at P.S. 19, the nation's most overcrowded school. Elected to the City Council in 2009, currently serves as Chair of the Women's Issues Committee.

 

 

Tom Finkerpearl, Executive Director of The Queens Museum of Art. He has worked as a curator and deputy director at P.S.1, New York, and Director of the Percent for Art Program at the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. His new book, The Art of Social Cooperation is forthcoming from Duke University Press.

 

 

Larissa Harris, Curator at the Queens Museum of Art.  She was associate director of the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at MIT from 2004-2008 and is one half of a partnership called The Steins, which produces occasional, extremely brief exhibitions in basements in the Lower East Side.

Make the Road New York promotes economic justice, equity and opportunity for all New Yorkers through community and electoral organizing, strategic policy advocacy, leadership development, youth and adult education, and high quality legal and support services.

 

 

New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE) is a community-based, non-profit organization that works to ensure that new immigrants can build social, political and economic power in their communities and beyond. NICE envisions a world where all people -regardless of status- live and work with dignity and justice.

 

 

Nato Thompson, Chief Curator at Creative Time. He has also worked as the Curator at MASS MoCA. His writings have appeared in numerous publications including Art Journal, tema celeste, Parkett, Cabinet and The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest. The College Art Association awarded him for distinguished writing in Art Journal in 2004.

 

 

Gregg Scholette, Chair, MFA Studio Art Program at Queens College, CUNY. He is a New York-based artist, writer, and founding member of Political Art Documentation/Distribution (PAD/D: 1980-1988), and REPOhistory (1989-2000).His recent book Dark Matter: Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture was just published by Pluto Press.

 

 

 

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RE-CONCEPTUALIZING THE 21ST CENTURY (IM)MIGRANT

04.11.2011 - 05.11.2011
/10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
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IM International will be holding a two-day convening, engaging (im)migration experts from both local and international communities, activists and community leaders from social service organizations, elected officials and academics. The event will focus on re-defining what it means to be a (im)migrant in the context of the 21st century, establishing a new framework for analyzing this multifaceted concept.

 

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WELCOME

We are pleased to have the opportunity to welcome you to Immigrant Movement International's two-day convening Re-Conceptualizing the 21st Century (Im)Migrant. We are looking forward to the seeing the creative output generated by our work together and would like to provide you with additional information related to this event.

 

Our objective is to establish a new framework for analyzing and defining the multifaceted concept of (im)migrant under contemporary legal, political, and economic conditions by engaging a group of experts in the subject from diverse disciplines and fields, including academics, elected officials and community organizers.

 

On the first day of our convening we will present and discuss the limitations of the term (im)migrant in the 21st century context. While operating in the format of working groups, the tentative goal is to propose a foundation for a new term and vision. The following day we will reconvene to generate a set of practical guidelines that can be utilized as a reference for policy makers and activists.

 

Prior to the convening we will be initiating the discussion via our online forum, where participants can familiarize with the the topics of the event and posting feedback comments in order to prompt a more dynamic, thorough, and productive discussion once we are all physically in the same room on November 4th and 5th. The online forum will be available only to those directly involved in the project and to access it you need a password. Your username and password are included in your personal welcome letters.

 

In preparation for the event, we are asking all participants to post their responses to a short question on the online forum as well as a few bill-type articles that would be essential to a declaration of (im)migrants rights.

 

For your convenience we have included a list of selected works by participants that we think will help provide theoretical and practical basis for our discussion. All information regarding the event including the schedule, the list of participants, and directions, is available on this site. Additionally, you can learn about our ongoing project, IM International and the neighborhood that we are operating out of - Corona, Queens - a multi-national community in the heart of the most ethnically diverse area in the country.

 

Thank you for being a part of this event, we are looking forward to collaborating with you and seeing the outcome of our collective effort to advance the opportunities and rights of (im)migrants.

 

If you should have any questions feel free to contact us.

 

Best Regards,

 

Tania Bruguera

 

 

 

 

PRE-CONVENING QUESTIONS

Prior to the convening, we are asking participants and collaborators to begin the process of re-defining the term (im)migrant in the context of the 21st century by submitting written responses.

Please respond to the following questions in less than 1,500 words:


-In an era of an increasingly interconnected global community, (im)migration and communication have changed radically through advancements in technology and international relations. The social, economic and political context of (im)migration is drastically different from even a decade ago. How then can we define (im)migrants or even the need for such social and legal distinctions in the 21st century? Can such a group be seen as a new "class" or "identity" sharing some experiences and responses that cut across cultural background, economic opportunity and legal status? It is important to have a clear, universal re-definition of the 21st century (im)migrant to see how this term can be implemented for practical use and progressive change.

 

-On the second day of the convening, using the definition of the 21st century (im)migrant, we will be developing a document in the form of a bill of rights or a declaration or any alternative document that would be effective in advancing sustainable social change. Although this concept is similar to previous initiatives, such as the International Migrant Bill of Rights, the NY Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, the UN Declaration on Human Rights, the UN Convention of the Rights of MigrantsNY State Dream Act, the eventual goal of the document proposed by IM International is slightly different. Once we have established a set of guidelines on advancing the rights and opportunities of (im)migrants, the document will be distributed to community organizers and politicians on a local, domestic and international level for practical use. The next step of our project will be an international call to action on artists and immigrants to stand up and act in response to theUnited Nations' International Migrants Day using the document. Please list two elements that would be essential to such a document.

 

*Written responses can be directly posted to our private forum

*If you are trouble posting please see our instructions or feel free to email your responses to people@immigrant-movement.us

 

 

 

 

PARTICIPANTS

Dr. Abel Valenzuela, Jr.

Alvaro Rodas

Amy Gottlieb, JD

Ana Reza

Anne Pasternak

Cara Stark

Daniel Calleja

David Bacon *

Commissioner Fatima Shama

Gavin Kroeber

Dr. Giovanni Peri *

Dr. Homi Bhabha *

Dr. Jason Drucker

Dr. Jorge Bustamante


Jose Serrano

Justin Akers Chacón *

Dr. Kitty Calavita *

Luz Mejía

Dr. Michael Piore *

Naila Caicedo-Rosario

Dr. Nandita Sharma

Nato Thompson

Prerana Reddy

Ron Hayduk

Dr. Saskia Sassen

Steven Choi, JD

Tania Mattos

Tom Finkelpearl

Valeria Treves

Dr. Victoria Hattam

* collaborators


FACILITATOR

Amita Swadhin

Andrea Nagel

 

 

 

 

SELECTED READINGS

Abel Valenzuela Jr., Nik Theodore, Edwin Meléndez, Ana Luz Gonzalez On the Corner: Day Labor in the United States

Carlos Yescas Indigenous Routes A Framework for Understanding Indigenous Migration

David Bacon We Need Better Alternative

Dorian Warren and Kate Bronfenbrenner Race, Gender and the Rebirth of Trade Unionism

Giovanni Peri Immigration, Labor Markets and Productivity

Jorge Bustamante Extreme Vulnerability of Migrants: The Cases of the United States and Mexico

Kitty Calavita U.S. Immigration Policy- Contradictions and Projections for the Future

Michael Piore Birds of Passage - Comment

Nandita Sharma Anti-Trafficking Rhetoric in the Making of Global Apartheid

Ron Hayduk Democracy for All?: The Case for Restoring Immigrant Voting in the United States

Saskia Sassen Citizenship Destabilized

Tarry Hum New York City's Asian Immigrant Economies

Victoria Hattam and Carlos Yescas From Immigration and Race to Sex and Faith: Reimagining the Politics of Opposition

*To submit a reading, please send a link or PDF file to people@immigrant-movement.us

 

 

 

 

Friday, November 4

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Arrive at Immigrant Movement International

Coffee and Light Breakfast Served

Receive Welcome Bag and Information Packet

 

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.

Welcome, Immigrant Movement Mission and Event Introduction by Tania Bruguera

 

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Guidelines and Goals

 

10:45 - 11:00 a.m.

Personal Introductions

 

11:00 - 11:40 a.m.

Timeline of Role of Immigrant, Victories and Obstacles

 

11:40 - 12:00 m.

December 18 Day of the International Migrant Open Call for Artist Actions (introduction presented by Tom Finkelpearl and selected artist actions presented by Nato Thompson)

 

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Re-conceptualizing the Term (Im)migrant for the 21st Century

 

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Catered Peruvian Lunch

 

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Working Groups Part 1

 

2:30 - 3:15 p.m. 

Reportback - Concrete Proposals

 

3:15 - 3:30 p.m.

Coffee/Tea Break

 

3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Working Groups Part 2

 

4:00 - 4:45 p.m.

Reportback - Concrete Proposals

 

4:45 - 5:00 p.m.

Mojito Break

 

5:00 - 6:15 p.m.

Synthesizing Thoughts into New Term: (Im)migrant in the 21st Century

 

6:15 - 6:30 p.m.

Conclusion/Next Steps

 

6:30 - 6:45 p.m.

Fill out Evaluation

 

6:45 p.m.

Leave for Indian Dinner at the Queens Museum of Art

 

 

Saturday, November 5

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Arrive at Immigrant Movement International

Coffee and Light Breakfast Served

 

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.

Review of Guidelines and Goals & Introduce New Participants

 

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Summarize of Previous Day and Introduce New Concept of (Im)Migrant

 

10:45 - 11:00 a.m.

Revisit Timeline

 

11:00 - 11:45 a.m.

Discussing Victories & Obstacles: Prior Documents - Why Don't They Work?

 

11:45 - 12:00 m.

Clothesline Debates

 

12:00 - 12:45 m.

Group Discussion: Key Debates

 

12:45 - 1:45 p.m.

Catered Korean-Japanese Lunch

 

1:45 - 2:00 p.m.

Introduce Idea of Document, Explain how it will be used

 

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Working Group 1

 

2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Working Group 2

 

3:00 - 3:15 p.m.

Empanada Break

 

3:15 - 4:15 p.m.

Report Backs, Draw Out Key Themes

 

4:15 - 4:30 p.m.

December 18 Day of the International Migrant Open Call for Artist Actions (selected artist actions presented by Anne Pasternak)

 

4:30 - 5:45 p.m.

Composing the Document

 

5:45 - 6:15 p.m.

Forthcoming Vision/Next Steps

 

6:15 p.m.

Dinner at Turkish Grill Restaurant

 

 

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OWS Immigrant March in NYC

December 18

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United Nations' Student Conference on Human Rights (UNSCHR)

December 12

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Immigrant Movement International (IM International), an ongoing project initiated by artist Tania Bruguera and co-presented by Creative Time and the Queens Museum of Art, today issued its Migrant Manifesto, a document of 10 points that can be used to help redefine the concept of the 21st century migrant, at the United Nations' Student Conference on Human Rights (UNSCHR).

Today's reading of the Manifesto, the first time it has been presented to the public, was introduced by Bruguera, and then read in Spanish, Arabic, Farsi, French, Mandarin and English by immigrants from Mexico, Iran, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt and Taiwan, respectively.

The Migrant Manifesto, created in collaboration with immigration academics, community organizers, social service activists, elected officials, and community members at a convening at the IM International headquarters in Corona, Queens on November 4-5, 2011, is intended to draw attention to establishing a new framework for analyzing multifaceted concept of migration., with the intention of elevating political representation and awareness.

"Migration is an undeniably central element of contemporary existence, and by issuing the Migrant Manifesto to the leaders of tomorrow at this United Nations Students Human Rights Conference, we are emboldening a new generation to take action," said Bruguera. "While we celebrate International Migrants Day each year on December 18, it is crucial that we acknowledge the rights, contributions and sacrifices of immigrants every day of the year."

Bruguera's issuance of the Manifesto is the first in a series of worldwide artistic actions focused on immigration to take place on December 18, 2011, designated "International Migrants Day" by the United Nations. Bruguera and IM International have put forth an open call to artists, immigrants, activists, and interested members of the public to stage an action on December 18, 2011 at 2pm local time in recognition of the concept of transnational migrants as a "global class" united across continents and cultures by common political and social conditions, as well as by the human experience of being a migrant. By engaging participants across the globe in a UN-endorsed project, the organizers hope to promote understanding of the specificity of local migration issues and the political interconnectedness across nations and regions that migration engenders.

In December 1998, the United Nations Department of Public Information invited students from around the world to a conference at UN Headquarters in New York to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and to draft the Youth Declaration of Human Rights. This program was so successful that students lobbied to make the conference an annual event that would be scheduled to coincide closely with Human Rights Day (December 10th). The annual UN Student Conference on Human Rights has taken place every year since.

While the theme of the conference changes each year, the goals of this annual event remain the same: to promote awareness and learning and to prompt action among student leaders about human rights in general, as well as the specific rights issues related to the current year's theme. The conference is also an opportunity for student leaders to network and develop important leadership skills such as public speaking, team and consensus building, negotiating, and research and drafting. Finally, the conference provides participants with first-hand experience in using information technologies such as video-conferencing and web-casting.

 

 

 

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18.12.2011
/2:00 p.m.

The December 18th Call for Actions is supported by the United Nations.

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On December 18, designated "International Migrants Day" by the United Nations, we are mobilizing artists and cultural producers across the world to develop projects related to the issues and experience of migration. Through artistic actions, we want to help highlight the fact that human migration is an increasingly central phenomena of contemporary global existence, and to assert and promote the fundamental human rights, freedoms, and dignity of migrants and their families.

 

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27/09/2011

/Corona, Queens

 

 

Awareness Ribbon for Immigrant Respect

by Tania Bruguera

 

 

Creation of the Awareness Ribbon for Immigrant Respect

 

Inspired by the success of previous awareness ribbon campaigns and after talking to various community organizations, Immigrant Movement International found that there was no campaign for immigrant causes. We then decided to create the Awareness Ribbon for Immigrant Respect. The immigrant condition can be a very isolating and stigmatizing social experience. We hope that the ribbon can signal unspoken solidarity while calling for respect between people and facilitating an expanding conversation about immigration.

 

Why Immigrant Respect?

 

We decided on Immigrant Respect after learning that the language of ‘Immigrant Rights' can be politically polarizing. Demanding Immigrant Respect, on the other hand, humanizes the issue. It communicates that it is not simply about money or laws, it is about people who deserve as much respect as anyone else.

 

The ribbon as symbol

 

The colors brown and blue, represent common entry points of immigrants traveling to a new country, over land, through the air, or via waterway. The bottom of the ribbon's edges are in the shape of an arrow signaling movement, arrival, and transformation. The words Immigrant Respect convey the goal of the campaign.

 

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RESPECT FOR ALL IMMIGRANTS REGARDLESS OF LEGAL STATUS!

 

 


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.April

03.04.2011
/2:00 p.m.

OPEN HOUSE and SLOGAN WRITING WORKSHOP

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Come to the first Open House of the newly created IMMIGRANT MOVEMENT INTERNATIONAL.

 

At 2pm, participate in an hour-long Slogan Writing Workshop about immigration with political artist Tania Bruguera. Help create short, positive phrases that could change the image the immigrants like "No human is illegal" your slogan could end up in posters or a t-shirt!!!

 

Join the path to advance the identity of all people who live outside their place of origin, despite language, class, culture, or race. Between 3pm and 5pm we'll have an Open House and will ‘meet-and-greet' with the artist. We will provide light refreshments, music, and conversation. So come to the workshop and stay for the rest of the fun!! The Corona Youth Music Project (El Sistema) bucket ensemble will do a short performance at 3 pm to kick off the festivities.

 

**The event is free to the public and open to all ages, but please RSVP to united@immigrant-movement.us**

 

 

 

 

 

 

.May

1st. May
/from 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

MAY DAY INMIGRANT MOBILE WORKSHOP

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Immigrant Movement International and Make the Road NY invite you to 'Make A Movement'

Sunday - May 1

Immigrant Movement International along with Make The Road New York’s Youth Power Program gathered at the IM headquarters to prepare signs, buttons, t-shirts and stickers with immigrant rights slogans. We then rode the 7 train to the Rally for Immigrant and Labor Rights in Manhattan’s Foley Square while interacting with train riders about the topic of immigration.

JOIN US ON SUNDAY!

 




SCHEDULE

10:30 AM

Gather at Immigrant Movement International in Corona, Queens: Join members of Make the Road NY's Youth Power Project, who will exhibit a selection of creative work, banners, and photography from past actions.

Make your own buttons and signs, and silkscreen your own t-shirts. DON'T FORGET TO BRING YOUR OWN T-SHIRTS!


11:30 AM

Lunch and water will be provided.


12:00 PM

Board the 7 train at 111th Street towards Manhattan: Artist Tania Bruguera will lead a ***Mobile Workshop in Public Space *** and distribute stickers with pro-immigrant slogans made by immigrants and members of the Queens Museum New New Yorkers program in a previous workshop.


1:00 PM

Arrive at Foley Square and join the Rally for Immigrant and Labor Rights: Workshop participants will distribute stickers to rally-goers.

 

RSVP to united@immigrant-movement.us or call 718 424 6502.

The event is free and open to the public.

Make a Movement Sundays is a community-oriented event series by Immigrant Movement Internationalwhich takes place the first Sunday of every month. Immigrant Movement International, initiated by Tania Bruguera, is presented by Creative Time and the Queens Mu seum of Art.

 

 

 

 

 

 

.June

05.06.2011
/from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

GHANA THINK TANK

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The Ghana ThinkTank Project collects problems in the United States and sends them to our think tanks in Ghana, Cuba, El Salvador, Mexico, Serbia, Iran, Afghanistan, and others… They send us back solutions, and we put those solutions into action!

 

On June 5, the Immigrant Movement International and the Queens Museum of Art hosted a special session of the Ghana ThinkTank to focus on Corona,Queens. Using techniques from the project, new immigrants and more established residents talked openly about issues facing the community and how to address them.

 

They also signed up to be members of a new Corona ThinkTank. Ghana Think tank project is run by John Ewing, Carmen Montoya and Christopher Robbins. To know more about the Ghana ThinkTank go to:http://www.GhanaThinkTank.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

.July

03.07.2011
/from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

BBQ

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Immigrant Movement International hosted a “Make a Movement” Sunday: United Immigrants of America BBQ in celebration of Independence Day.

 

The event was held at the Immigrant Movement International Headquarters.

 

Drinks and hot dogs were provided as well as various foods brought in from different cultures, like grilled corn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

.September

11.09.2011
/from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9/11 (THE WAR ON IMMIGRANTS)

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The attacks of September 11, 2001 and the emergence of The War on Terrorism have produced aggressive networks of punishment, mass warehousing, and criminalization that deploy an unjust system of detention and deportation. Recent reports and academic research indicate that the U.S. government’s trend has been to increase the privatization of the detention center system as a way to increase national security measures. With the help of scholars, activists and legal advocates, awareness about the conditions and treatment of detained immigrants help in pressuring government officials to adopt reformative detention guidelines. To address this current reality, ‘Make a Movement’ Sundays: 9/11 (The War on Immigrants)” collaborated with IRATE/First Friends to train people to participate in a visitor program to visit immigrants detained at the Elizabeth Detention Center in Elizabeth, NJ. After the training the participants traveled to the detention center to visit immigrants who have been converted into prisoners of the ”nation of immigrants.” After the visitation, the participants made a drawing of an officer based on the descriptions given by the detainees of the officer who arrested them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

.November

27.11.2011
/from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Immigrant Respect Awareness Campaign

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We invited community members and allies to the launch of the Immigrant Respect awareness campaign. This campaign intends to signal unspoken solidarity while calling for respect between people to facilitate an expanding conversation about immigration.

 

As part of the launch party, each participant was asked to write a letter to their elected officials asking for Immigrant Respect. The letters were then sent to President Obama, the participant’s respective senator and representative.

 

 

 

 

 

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• MARCH

/IM International

7.03.2011 - 11.03.2011
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workshop

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The Bachelor program in Dance Pedagogy


DOCH educates dance pedagogues and dance teachers with an artistic and pedagogical profile relating to dance and choreography in a contemporary context. The courses and programs relates to new social structures by using relevant methods and interactive processes. This requires a development of the pedagogical and artistic methods that is used to train and communicate within and through dance. In new media, dance is communicated both as an art-form, as entertainment and as a field of knowledge. The teaching of dance has many levels and is becoming more and more interdisciplinary. An important prerequisite for contemporary artistic education in dance pedagogy is a close connection to other programs in education in the arts as well as the artistic work in dance.

 

 

 

/Like the Real Thing.

10.03.2011
/7:30 p.m.

organized by Tamara Toledo

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Latin American Speakers Series

 


Tania Bruguera will presented a lecture titled "Like the real thing" regarding her last Long Term Project Immigrant Movement International, her presentation will be moderated by Alberto Guevara.

 

The Latin American Speakers Series will not only contextualize Latin American art within Canada, but will also be an opportunity to present meaningful cultural exchange. International guest speakers are paired with local Latin American moderators. The series objective is to enrich Canadian understanding of Latin American art from both the continent and the Diaspora.

 

A wide range of visual artists, curators, designers, educators, and academics share and discuss projects creating a forum for dialogue, collaboration and provide an educational vehicle for change and exchange. The series is presented by Latin American Canadian Art Projects and is curated by Tamara Toledo.

 

 

 

/Tatlin's Whisper #6 (Havana verson).

16.03. - 5.06.2011
/from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Curated by Gerardo Mosquera

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Crisisss, América Latina Arte y Confrontación. 1910 – 2010

 

 

This exhibition will travel to the following venues:

•    Museo arte del Banco de la República / Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín, Colombia

(10.07.2011 – 30.10.11)

•    Museo Arocena, Colombia

(15.11.2011 – 15.02.2012)

 

Crisisss… was not a strictly historical show, nor an exhaustive survey, and it did not pursue a country-by-country presentation. Instead, its curatorial vision sought to construct discourse through the show itself, with the artworks—and not curatorial generalizations—as the starting point. It addressed Latin America in all its complexities and conflicts, and emphasized contemporary problems and positions. Confronting hierarchies and totalizations, the exhibition articulated multiple narratives, drives and cross-sectional dialogues through the relationship the works created among themselves and within the context of the Palacio de Bellas Artes’ and the Ex Teresa’s spaces. In addition to six exhibition galleries at the Palacio, additional interior spaces, the building’s façade, and outdoor spaces came into play and incorporated interventions involving the building. Other areas of the show integrated the museum’s famed murals by Orozco, Rivera and Siqueiros by interrelating them with contemporary artworks. A creative, playful education space was open to all audiences at the Bellas Artes venue.

 

 

 

/The Right to Speak.

13.03.2011
/from 2:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Conceived by Cecilia Fajardo-Hill

Coordinated by Idurre Alonso

Lecture and Video Screening

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Between Theory and Practice: Rethinking Latin American Art in the 21st Century. 

SESSION VI

Curatorial Models: Emblematic Contemporary Cases

 

This session will focus on the analysis of emblematic contemporary art exhibitions. Papers will explore the differences between art historical curatorial practice and contemporary curatorial art practice, given that a historical approach requires a specialized and contextualized practice, whereas contemporary curating calls for an international context.

2:00 – 2:15 p.m.
Video Screening: Tania Bruguera, Tatlin Whisper # 6 (Havana version), 2009, 15 min excerpt from 40:30 min video
Courtesy of Studio Bruguera 


2:15 – 2:30 p.m.
Introduction, Moderator: Taiyana Pimentel, Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico City 

 

2:30 – 2:50 p.m.
The Right to Speak
Tania Bruguera, IM International

 

4:15 – 5:00 p.m.

Conversation, Moderator: Taiyana Pimentel. Respondent: Michael Krichman. Participants: Tania Bruguera, Magali Arriola and Arturo Duclos.

 

 

An international group of scholars, curators, museum directors and artists discuss new approaches to the study and presentation of Latin American art in the 21st century. This symposium focuses on three key areas: the role of the museum in the collection, contextualization and representation of Latin American art; the production of revisionist art histories through innovative research methodologies, new interpretative frameworks and archive-based scholarship; and experimental curatorial models ranging from historic to contemporary case studies for the interpretation and presentation of art from Latin America. This symposium is organized by the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach in collaboration with the Getty Research Institute and is funded with support from the Getty Foundation.

 

 

 

/Tania Bruguera receives an AICAA/USA Award

14.03.2011
/from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

organized by AICA/USA

Reception of an award

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Tania Bruguera awarded at Annual Arts Awards to Honor Artists, Museum & Curators

 


Tania Bruguera, whose exhibition at Neuberger Museum of Art won one Best Show prize in a University Gallery, commented on the award’s significance for her ongoing work: “Receiving the AICA Award encourages me to continue with great enthusiasm a new project, Immigrant Movement International, which will last a whole year.” 
The awards ceremony, which has been held annually for more than 25 years, will take place at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art on March 14 2011 at 6 PM. 

 

 

 

/ENSBA visits Immigrant Movement International

15.03.2011
/from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

New York, United States

organized by Tania Bruguera

Workshop

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ENSBA visits Immigrant Movement International

 

For 5 days Tania Bruguera engages ENSBA's students from Paris on her Long Term Project IM International visiting and having meetings also with Creative Time and QMA's team. 

 

 

 

/Where are the artists?

26.03.2011
/from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

organized by Rijsakademie

Panel Discussion

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-PART 6 - TANIA'S INTERVENTION

-PART 7

 

 

 

Rijksakademie LIVE 2!: Where are the artists?

 

A debate with Elena Filipova, Rosella Biscotti, Tania Bruguera, Moshekwa Langa, Pavel Büchler moderated by Philippe Pirotte

 

Rijksakademie LIVE 2! Will address these questions in a public conversation taking as a starting point two texts by Daniel Buren: "Exhibition of an exhibition" and "Where are the artists?"

 

 

 

• APRIL

/Tania Bruguera presenting her Long Term Project

14.04.2011
/from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
NYU. New York University

organized by RoseLee Goldberg

Lecture

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Contemporary Art and New Media's class

 

 

Tania Bruguera will present her Long Term Project Immigrant Movement International 

 

 

 

/Visiting Faculty

25.04.2011 - 27.04.2011
/evening

Rijksakademie. Amsterdam, Netherlands

organized by Rijksakademie

Lecture and Studio Visit

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Studio Visit

 

 

Contacts between resident artists and advisors mainly take the form of individual studio visits at the resident artist's invitation.  The make-up of the advisor group shows great diversity as to views of the arts, generation, nationality and one's position in the art world.  At the initiative of residents and advisors, discussions, seminars, excursions and workshops are held on current shared themes arising from one's own work or one's fascinations outside of this.

 

 

 

• MAY

/Dream of Reason

21.05. - 26.06.2011
/from 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

curated by Appel Curatorial Programme 2010/11: Marie Frampier, Natasha Ginwala, Jacob Korczynski, Javier Villa, Rieke Vos, Vivian Ziher.

Perfomance

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You whistle - and ask, am I alone in here?

Appel Jongensschool



A whistle emanates from the gut, proceeding to circulate beyond the body, as an absent presence that is felt rather than seen. Whistling in the dark — a nonchalant gesture set within an anxious environment; to summon your courage in the face of projected danger. 

 


In the Netherlands, we find ourselves placed at a critical juncture. Much has been said on the rise of nationalist sentiments and populism, the economic down-turn, Islamophobia and an entrenched identity crisis. Yet the mental impact of this social upheaval remains concealed beneath a rationalist impulse.

 

We seem to be moving from a post-9/11 culture of fear toward an ambit of collective paranoia. As the known grows unfamiliar, allegations and accusations masquerade as reason. Anxieties give way to perpetual vigilance. Unlike fear, paranoia becomes a destructive plot that turns against itself. It remains diffused, conflated and replicated - under the skin.

 

We talk compulsively to hide uneasy silences, we whistle to posture ourselves whilst facing an all-encompassing darkness – an everyday that is a minefield of paradoxes . Fluiten in het Donker sets out to confront these phantoms of uncertainty, to give bodies to the voices in our heads – a Beckettian struggle - to see the inability to see.

 

Fluiten in het Donker is an exhibition ‘out of sync.’ Rather than creating a narrative trajectory, de Appel Boys School emerges as a total occupation – disturbed and disturbing. The exhibition explores the materiality of paranoia through art works that draw upon vocabularies of aggression and potentiality - playing upon the suspicions of visitors. Internal struggles are made present by way of labyrinths that disorient and proceed to build an inescapable void. Acts of obsession and sabotage become means of resistance in a time of societal impasse.

 

Artists
Absalon, Samuel Beckett, Pierre Bismuth, Maze de Boer, Tania Bruguera, Jasper Coppes, León Ferrari, Sara van der Heide, Jenny Holzer, Geert Jan Jansen, Luciana Lamothe, Monika Sosnowska

 

Curators
de Appel Curatorial Programme 2010/11: Marie Frampier, Natasha Ginwala, Jacob Korczynski, Javier Villa, Rieke Vos, Vivian Ziherl 

 

 

 

• JUNE

/Immigrant Movement International: An Event by Tania Bruguera

07.06.2011
/7:00 p.m.

Curated by Jennifer Burris, Sofía Olascoaga, Sadia Shirazi and Gaia Tedone.  Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellows of the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program.

Public Performance

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In conjunction with Foreclosed. Between Crisis and Possibility
Immigrant Movement International:  An Event by Tania Bruguera


 


Tania Bruguera
’s Immigrant Movement International (IM International) presents a public performance that will bring together the project’s multiple audiences and participants. Through this performance, Bruguera seeks to address the foreclosure of immigrants from political representation. 



IM International is an ongoing long-term project that takes the form of a socio-political movement currently headquartered in the neighborhood of Corona, Queens. IM International engages with local immigrant community groups and political organizations through a series of public workshops, events, and actions. 


 


/City as Stage

11.06.2011
/3:00 p.m.

organized by Sofía Olascoaga

Conversation

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Foreclosed: Between Crisis and Possibility

 

 

As part of the exhibition Foreclosed: Between Crisis and Possibility, this discussion explores urban space as a site of contestation and possibility. It will begin with a screening of Yto Barrada’s video Beau Geste(2009), followed by a conversation between Tania Bruguera (Artist), Peter Marcuse (Columbia University),Damon Rich (Architect), and Radhika Subramaniam(Parsons The New School for Design).

 

How does the current economic crisis reconfigure urban space, specifically in New York City? How do contemporary artistic and urban practices engage with and impact the social imaginary of the city? Bringing together the disciplines of urban planning and design with artistic and curatorial practices, this platform considers the city as a stage of conflict, desire, and imagination. This program is free of charge and open to the public, based on a first-come, first-serve basis. Capacity is limited, we kindly suggest an early arrival. This event in organized in conjunction with Foreclosed: Between Crisis and Possibility.

 

Please note that Foreclosed does not take place at the Museum. The Kitchen is the primary site of the exhibition. Please consult individual calendar listings for details. All events are free and open to the public.

 

 

 

Studio Visits

18.06.2011
/3:00 p.m.

organized by Rijksakademie

Visting Faculty / Advisor

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Studio Visits

 

Residents are in dialogue with one another and with advisors (internationally active artists, art critics, exhibition makers and others). Contacts between resident artists and advisors mainly take the form of individual studio visits at the resident artist's invitation.

 

 

 

• AUGUST

/Speech

13.08.2011
/1:00 p.m.

curated by Matthias Ulrich

Public Performance

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PLAYING THE CITY 3

 

In the summer of 2011 “Playing the City” will take place for the third time. This final edition will again be focused on public space as a venue for artistic activities involving the city and its inhabitants in a variety of ways. New actions, performances, and other participatory projects will be presented in Frankfurt day by day. The program will continue the controversial discussion on collective, free and malleable spaces, their boundaries, and the inhabitants’ involvement.

 

A headquarters where all projects will be organized, communicated, and documented will be established in the SCHIRN’S exhibition spaces like in recent years. The website www.playingthecity.de will accompany the entire exhibition venture with the latest news, pictures, videos, and a blog.

 

 

 

 

• SEPTEMBER

/Educational Turn

06.09.2011
/7:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion

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MMK Talks: 

 

.EDUCATIONAL TURN

Mediation has became an essential aspect of museum work. This is a circumstances reflected in various formats in the institutional as well as the non-institutional area. Relevant mediation work is today no longer directed solely towards an educated elite but addresses a substantially wider public. The title ”Educational turn” refers to increasing importance of and changes in education, knowledge production  and research in contemporary art. To art ever greater degree, museums and exhibitions have become places of training and research in contemporary art. To an ever greater degree, museums and exhibitions have become places of training and research where current topics are debated and forms of knowledge are negotiated. 

 

The consequences of these developments for artistic practise and new ways of shaping institutional research and mediation worldwide will be discussed by: 

 

Simon Njami (Curator, author and art critic, Paris)
Tania Bruguera (Artist, New York) 
Maria Hlavajova (Founder and artistic director of BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht) 
Moderation: Nikolaus Hirsch (Director, Städelschule/Portikus)

 

 

.MUSEUM PUBLIC

Recent changes in society, globalization, and the increasing significance of the media are a mix that presents the museum of the twenty-first century with new challenges. The museum’s role as a public space demands redefinition. In this context, more and more importance is being attached to communication and mediation. The impact of these developments on the museum of contemporary art is the subject of a new series of MMK talks: MUSEUM PUBLIC. 

 

 

 

 

/MIROSLAW BALKA + TANIA BRUGUERA

13.09.2011 - 28.10.2011
/from 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Galeria Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid, Spain

curated by Juana de Aizpuru

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MIROSLAW BALKA + TANIA BRUGUERA

 

 

 

/Agency in Action

16.09.2011
/12:00 m

Organized by David Joselit, Carnegie Professor, Yale University and Alexandra Munroe, Samsung Senior Curator of Asian Art

Discussion Panel

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States of Emergency: Objects as Agency circa 1970

 

 

Gathering together art historians, artists, and curators, this daylong symposium asks how the proclamation of the "end" of the art object, a statement that was made in a startling number of locations around the world ca. 1970, demonstrated the end of both aesthetic and political modernity, and the advent of a decentered globalism characterized more by crisis than by revolution. Speakers include Stefano Chiodi, Romy Golan, Nicolas Guagnini, Amelia G. Jones, Branden Joseph, Lee Ufan, and Mika Yoshitake. Reception immediately follows.

 

 

 

/Arte de Conducta [Behaviour Art]

24.10.2011
/from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

organized by Marcio Harum

Debate

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17th International Contemporary Art Festival SESC_Videobrasil 

Panel 1: Art as Terrain for Citizen Formation

 


The superimposition of artistic and curatorial practices in projects that turn art into a platform for citizenship formation.


Mediation: Valquíria Prates | Virtual guest: Luis Camnitzer
Case study #1: Cátedra Arte de Conducta, Tania Bruguera
Case study #2: Casa M at the 8th Mercosur Biennial, Paola Santoscoy | Debater: Janaina Melo
Sept. 24, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. | Openings: 392 | SESC Belenzinho | Theatre

 

 


• OCTOBER

/The Autonomy Project Symposium

07.10.2011
/6:30 p.m.

organized by Charles Esche and Nikos Papastergiadis

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Autonomy Project Symposium

 

With contributions by a.o. Thomas Hirschhorn, Tania Bruguera, Peter Osborne and Jacques Rancière. 

 

The Autonomy Project Symposium addresses the position of art in society today. The notion of autonomy, once designed to specify art’s place within society, has become a means of occluding its public relevance. This has become very clear when recently Dutch neoliberals and populists proposed large cuts on culture, arguing that art is primarily a private affair and has no real public function. The inability of the Dutch art world to mount an effective counter campaign has thereby made explicit the fact that the confusion   concerning the public nature of an autonomous art comes not only from without but also from within.

 

The symposium wishes to address the current situation through the work of the French philosopher Jacques Rancière. He has been committed to describing the function of art’s autonomy within public life today. Through a mixture of lectures and workshops the symposium explores Rancière’s valuable contribution both from theoretical and practical perspectives.


Webcasting: Those who are unable to join the programme in the Van Abbemuseum can follow the auditorium lectures via the internet (stream.vanabbemuseum.nl). To follow events beyond the auditorium, it is necessary to be in the Van Abbemuseum.

 

 

 

/Mirada y crisis. Más allá del arte

19.10.2011
/from 5:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

organized by AICA Paraguay

Open Sessions and Debate

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XLIV AICA Congress in Asunción, Paraguay

Art and criticism in Time of Crisis

 

Special guest: Tania Bruguera.

 

Lecturers: Montserrat Albores Gleason, Paul Ardenne, Marek Bartelik, Franck Hermann Ekra, Ticio Escobar, Alicia Haber, Chus Martinez, Jure Mikuz, Aloyse Ndiaye, Elena Oliveras, Suely Rolnik.

 

 

Speakers: Emily Baierl, Maria Amelia Bulhões, Emma Dwan O'Reilly, Niilofur Farrukh, Miguel Angel Fernández, Therese Hadchity, Samuel Herzog, Cinque Hicks, Liam Kelly, Klara Kemp-Welch, lecollege, Alban Martínez Gueyraud, Hiroshi Minamishima, Lisbeth Rebollo, Tineke Reijnders, Alessandra Simões Paiva, Royce W. Smith.

 


 

Artistic practice and the theoretical debate surrounding it reflect the unprecedented social, political, cultural and technological complexities and changes at the beginning of the second decade of the 21st century. 


This Congress will focus on the present state of art in both a local and an international context and pose the following questions: 


What kind of perspective and axes of communication should be adopted, in response to the changing relations between art, criticism, and society? 


What is the critic’s role and responsibility vis-à-vis the society s/he lives and works in today?


1. The axes of crisis 
• Political and Ethical
• Social and Economic 
• Cultural and Artistic
• Art Criticism and the Media


2. Spaces of Interaction and Fields of Tension 
• Cultural Institutions (foundations, museums, galleries, biennials, etc.) 
• Press and Other Media
• Public Debates 
• Alternative Forms of Interaction


3. Art and Criticism in Virtual Space
• New Languages 
• New Tools 
• New Kinds of Behaviour




 

 

 

/Tania Bruguera, Immigrant Movement International

23.10.2011
/12:00 m.

organized by Free School University, IM International, Experience Economies and Artists in context

Speech

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Experience economies and artist in context present: Tania Bruguera, Immigrant Movement International

As part of the Free School University Immigration Forum at Occupy Boston, Dewey Square

 

 

About The Free School University Forum at Occupy Boston

The Free School University at Occupy Boston hosts an Immigration Forum to address immigrant representation in the 99% and to host other conversations around immigration-related concerns. Please click HERE to view or download a call to participate in the Immigration Forum, circulated on behalf of Free School University. Please contact obimmigrationforum@gmail.com.

 

About Immigrant Movement International

Born from Bruguera’s interest in Arte Útil (Useful Art) and her concerns for the political representation and conditions facing immigrants, Immigrant Movement International is an artist-initiated socio-political movement. Currently operating form a flexible storefront community space in Queens, New York, IM International is a five-year project with a global scope. Its mission is to help define the immigrant as a unique, new global citizen in a post-national world. This is a multi-year project encompassing art and organizing efforts in cities all over the world.

 

 

 

/Common

29.10.2011
/from 11 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

organized by Performance Matters (a collaboration between the Live Art Development Agency, Goldsmiths, University of London, and the University of Roehampton.)

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Trashing Performance.  

Day 4 Talks: Common

 

One often hears the word ‘common’ invoked pejoratively in snobbish dismissals of the values of the people, sometimes echoed in the negative assumptions about popular cultural pleasures in academic art history and performance studies. During this final day of talks contributors will think more positively about the values of commonality in contemporary performance and culture. With Franco Bifo Berardi, Tania Bruguera, Ingo Cando, Simon Casson (of Duckie), Common Culture, and Tavia Nyong'o.



Trashing Performance
 explores the power of creative expressions that wilfully debunk or ignore cultural ideals and hierarchies of critical value. This programme of events provide a space to think again about the value of irreverent and sometimes overlooked performance practices in public exchanges between different performance audiences and artists, academics, activists, and curators. 

 

Trashing Performance is second themed year of Performance Matters, a collaboration between the Live Art Development Agency, Goldsmiths, University of London, and the University of Roehampton. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

 

 

 

• NOVEMBER

/Re-conceptualizing the 21st Century (IM)MIGRANT

04.11.2011 - 05.11.2011
/from 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

organized by IM International

Two-day convening Re-Conceptualizing the 21st Century (Im)Migrant.

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IM International will be holding a two-day convening, engaging (im)migration experts from both local and international communities, activists and community leaders from social service organizations, elected officials and academics. The event will focus on re-defining what it means to be a (im)migrant in the context of the 21st century, establishing a new framework for analyzing this multifaceted concept.

 

 

 

/La Revolución indignada

from 11-13.11.2011
/from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

curated by Pip Day and Sooner Workshop

Workshop

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Not I: Spatial Practices in Revolution

Six Workshops , September 30 through December 11 of 2011

 

 

In times of Revolution of the indignant (Spain), using the Useful Art and prolonging its involvement in the design and project organization Occupy Wall Street (EUA), Tania Bruguera is proposing to meet to start thinking about ways and create databases for "outrage" against the violence that grips Mexico.

 

Spatial Practices in Revolution is the second series of public events in the ongoing research project Not I: The Performative Speech Act and the Sovereign Subject. The performances and workshops are organized by el instituto and will take place at CCU Tlatelolco, UNAM and Casa del Lago Juan José Arreola .

 

 

Module 4

November 11 - 13 
La Revolución Indignada
Tania Bruguera

Language: Spanish

Friday 17:00 - 20:00 hrs
Saturday 11:00 - 18:00 hrs
Sunday 12:00 - 17:00 hrs

 

 

 

/Tatlin Whisper #5

16.11.2011
/from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 m.

Curated by Beti Zerovc

Performance

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The 29th Biennial of Graphic Arts: VIOLENCE

 

 

The art event - the central theme of the 29th Biennial of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana - experienced a remarkable development in the twentieth century and today appears as a privileged medium. It is employed by a broad range of different figures from the world of contemporary visual art in a broad spectrum of forms. At the exhibition, which seeks above all to present as fully as possible the energy and vitality of this trend, a selection of art events is presented in four different categories, based on typical themes in contemporary art: generosity, violence, the search for the sacred and the ritualistic, and emptiness. These themes were selected, among other reasons, because the events that address them also meet the requirement of not being anything novel, either in the iconographic motifs of art or in actual human or social practice. Events that allow us to partake in violence with impunity, in the artist's "shamanic" violence to himself, in Dionysian or absurdist rituals, or in the creation of an idyllic communitas for the sharing of a common meal - these represent practices that humans have been doing, and even depicting, for millennia.

 

In the exhibition, as well as in an extensive programme of artistic and theoretical events, the Biennial asks the questions: Why and how has the event in particular become a suitable vehicle for such a great variety of artistic aims, aesthetics, and content? Is the choice of this medium a response to specific impulses and voids in our "desacralized" everyday existence? Also, what are the potential dangers of such a development, given that it is happening more and more in the completely formalized framework of art institutions, which in recent decades not only house and exhibit contemporary art, but also commission and produce it, thus becoming commissioners of contemporary art of a type and scope as only the aristocracy and the church had been before them?

 

 

 

/Useful Art

18.11.2011
/from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 m.
Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD-Geneva), Switzerland

organized by Ingrid Wildi Merino

Lecture (via skype)

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Cultural Clash

 

Tania will present her Art Useful Concept to the Master Cultural students of Geneva University.

 

 

 

/Adriana Camarena and Tania Bruguera

30.11.2011
/from 7:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m.

Presented by Headlands Center for the Arts in conjunction with Kadist Foundation and California College of the Arts.

Conference

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Recent Human Movements @ Kadist Foundation: A Conversation with Adriana Camarena and Tania Bruguera

 

Tania Bruguera and Adriana Camarena bring into dialogue two independent projects centered on contemporary immigrant experiences in the urban settings of New York and San Francisco's Mission district.


Headlands Artist in Resident Alumn Tania Bruguera will share aspects of her five-year long project Immigrant Movement International and will be joined by Adriana Camarena author of the essay "The Geography of the Unseen" in Rebecca Solnit's recent collection of essays Infinite City: An Atlas of San Francisco. The two artists will offer glimpses into their work and discuss the joys and complications in representing individuals' living histories.

 

 

 

• DECEMBER

/Arte Útil (Useful Art)

12.12.2011
/from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Organized by Hector Canonge

Forum

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Ad -Lab Forum: ARTE ÚTIL


This month’s forum centers around the works of artists whose practice involves social and political engagement.  Through actions, performances, situations, and in may instances the reference to the object(s) , participating artists explore possible ways to bridge the gap between audiences and art experience.  Taking as departure the notion of Arte Útil (Useful Art), first introduced in the 1960’s , the forum will open the dialogue to offer a possible re-formulation of  ideas behind artistic creation, aesthetics, alternative narratives, and public participation. Selected artists were invited to present their work and share their approach, ideas and experimentation with art that can found in the streets outside the white box of a gallery or museum setting.

 

Participating Artists: Suzane Broughel, Tania Bruguera, Aisha Cousins, John Hawke and Shani Peters.

 

 

 

/Migrant Manifesto

2.12.2011
/11:30 a.m.

organized by IM International

Public Reading

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Students meet in the UN assembly hall, New York City

 

.    Access MIGRANT MANIFESTO

 

 

United Nations’ Student Conference on Human Rights (UNSCHR)

 

Immigrant Movement International (IM International), an ongoing project initiated by artist Tania Bruguera and co-presented by Creative Time and the Queens Museum of Art, today issued its Migrant Manifesto, a document of 10 points that can be used to help redefine the concept of the 21st century migrant, at the United Nations’ Student Conference on Human Rights (UNSCHR).  

 

Today’s reading of the Manifesto, the first time it has been presented to the public, was introduced by Bruguera, and then read in Spanish, Arabic, Farsi, French, Mandarin and English by immigrants from Mexico, Iran, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt and Taiwan, respectively.  

 

The Migrant Manifesto, created in collaboration with immigration academics, community organizers, social service activists, elected officials, and community members at a convening at the IM International headquarters in Corona, Queens on November 4-5, 2011, is intended to draw attention to establishing a new framework for analyzing multifaceted concept of migration., with the intention of elevating political representation and awareness.  

 

 

“Migration is an undeniably central element of contemporary existence, and by issuing the Migrant Manifesto to the leaders of tomorrow at this United Nations Students Human Rights Conference, we are emboldening a new generation to take action,” said Bruguera.  “While we celebrate International Migrants Day each year on December 18, it is crucial that we acknowledge the rights, contributions and sacrifices of immigrants every day of the year.”

 

Bruguera’s issuance of the Manifesto is the first in a series of worldwide artistic actions focused on immigration to take place on December 18, 2011, designated “International Migrants Day” by the United Nations.  Bruguera and IM International have put forth an open call to artists, immigrants, activists, and interested members of the public to stage an action on December 18, 2011 at 2pm local time in recognition of the concept of transnational migrants as a “global class” united across continents and cultures by common political and social conditions, as well as by the human experience of being a migrant.  By engaging participants across the globe in a UN-endorsed project, the organizers hope to promote understanding of the specificity of local migration issues and the political interconnectedness across nations and regions that migration engenders. 

 

 

In December 1998, the United Nations Department of Public Information invited students from around the world to a conference at UN Headquarters in New York to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and to draft the Youth Declaration of Human Rights. This program was so successful that students lobbied to make the conference an annual event that would be scheduled to coincide closely with Human Rights Day (December 10th). The annual UN Student Conference on Human Rights has taken place every year since. 


While the theme of the conference changes each year, the goals of this annual event remain the same: to promote awareness and learning and to prompt action among student leaders about human rights in general, as well as the specific rights issues related to the current year's theme. The conference is also an opportunity for student leaders to network and develop important leadership skills such as public speaking, team and consensus building, negotiating, and research and drafting. Finally, the conference provides participants with first-hand experience in using information technologies such as video-conferencing and web-casting.

 

 

 

/The Visiting Artist Lecture Series

15.12.2011
/from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

organized by NYU University

Studio Visit

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Studio Visit MFA Program

 

 

 

>  SCHEDULE

• JANUARY

01.01.2011 - 23.01.2011

 

/Paris, France (e-mail, skype and conference) - Havana, Cuba (e-mail)

    -Finalizing details for the project with Creative Time and Queens Museum of Art

    -Search interviews for project coordinator

    -Searching for an apartment

    -Creating Blog for the project

 

 

23.01.2011 - 31.01.2011

/Corona, Queens

    -Arrival to  the future headquaters of Immigrant Movement International

    -Meeting with Creative Time

    -Meeting with first round of finalist for project coordinator position

    -Meeting with Queens Museum of Art

    -Meeting with various NY Universities 

    -Meeting with lawyers

more...

 

- Search interviews for project coordinator

organized by Creative Time and Tania Bruguera

. More info at: http://www.creativetime.org/about/artistassistant.html

 

- Searching for an apartment

organized by José Serrano of Queens Museum of Art

. Tania Bruguera's first demand was to live at a public shelters in NY for new arrival immigrants.  It was not found.

. Tania Bruguera requested to take some of the street announcements for rent around the Immigrant Movement International's headquarters.

 

- Creating Blog for the project

writing by Tania Bruguera

.Apartment

.Permanence

 

- Meeting with Creative Time 

organized by Nato Thompson

. Informal presentation about the project to Creative Time's staff during their weekly staff meeting.

. Briefings about artistic practice in the public sphere that deals with questions of social justice. Analyzing Tania's work as an artist that has been committed to social change throughout her career. Studying all the requirements presented by the artist the previous year to make this work possible.

 

- Meeting with first round of finalist project coordinator position

organized by Creative Time and Tania Bruguera

 

- Meeting with Queens Museum of Art

organized by Tom Finkelpearl

. Briefings about the collaboration between Tania and Queens Museum through Tania's artwork Arte Útil as her first Useful Art action in the community before her Long Term Project runs.  

. Meeting with Queens Museum of Art's community organizer and staff.  

. Meeting with representatives from local community organizations.

. Site visits to nearby neighborhoods in Queens.

. Talk to people in the neighborhood. 

 

- Meeting with various NY Universities 

organized by Shane Brennan of Creative Time

Project's presentation to various universities as Columbia University, Queens College among others to create interest from students that could be potential interns and collaborators.

 

- Meeting with lawyers

organized by Creative Time

. Working with the legal team on the status of the proposal in relationship with the american political system and all of the legal aspects of the project.

. Overview of all legal aspects of the project.

• FEBRUARY

01.02.2011 - 28.02.2011

 

/Corona, Queens    

    -Final decision for the project's name.

    -Meeting with second round of finalist for project coordinator position.

    -Setting up immigrant movement headquarters.

    -Creating final Immigrant Movement International's logo and identity.

    -Creating website for the project.

    -Working on the press release.

    -Meeting with directors of Make the Road.

    -Meeting with community organizations leaders.

    -Meeting with local elected official.

more...

 

-Final decision for the project's name

created by Tania Bruguera

 

-Meeting with first round of finalist project coordinator position

organized by Creative Time and Tania Bruguera

 

-Setting up immigrant movement headquarters

organized by Tania Bruguera

 

-Creating final Immigrant Movement International's logo and identity

designed by Tania Bruguera with the support of Creative Time's Design Team

 

-Creating website for the project

original idea of Tania Bruguera done by Creative Time's Design Team

 

-Working on the press release

organized by Queens Museum of Art, Creative Time and Tania Bruguera

Queens Museum of Art's press release

Creative Time's project presentation


-Meeting with directors of Make the Road

organized by Queens Museum of Art and Tania Bruguera

  

-Meeting with community organizations leaders

organized by Tania Bruguera

 

-Meeting with local elected official

organized by Queens Museum of Art and Tania Bruguera and Julissa Ferreras' office

 

 

 

 

• MARCH

7.03.2011

/Corona, Queens

    -First day of project coordinator.

    -Creating twitter account.

    -Looking for English teachers and lawyers who can work with the project systematically.

more...

 

-First day of project coordinator

selected by Tania Bruguera

 

-Creating twitter account

created by Tania Bruguera

To follow Immigrant Movement International twitter, click HERE

 

-Looking for English teachers and lawyers who can work with the project systematically

organized by Tania Bruguera




 

 

 

 

 

8.03.2011

/Queens, Corona

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    -Meeting with Dana Yahalomi.

more...

 

-Meeting with Dana Yahalomi

organized by Public Movement and Tania Bruguera

About Public Movement




 

 

 

9.03.2011

/Queens, Corona

10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

    -Meeting with José Serrano.

 

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

    -Skype meeting with IM International's Website webmasters

more...

 

-Meeting with José Serrano

organized by IM International and QMA

 

-Skype meeting with IM International's Website webmasters

organized by IM International

 

Finalizing details for the IM International website's Launch.

 

 

 

 

10.03.2011

/Queens, Corona

10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

    -Conference call with Nato Thompson.

more...

-Conference call with Nato Thompson

coordinated by IM International

 

 


 

10.03.2011

/Queens, Corona

03:00 p.m. - 04:00 p.m.

    -Meeting with Creative Time designer

more...

-Meeting with Creative Time designer

organized by IM International

 

Working out the details and all possible variants of IM International Logo

16.03.2011

/Corona, Queens

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 m.

    -Meeting with Naila Rosario, Political Strategist

 

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    -Sending information about IM International to Sofía Olascoaga

 

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    -Conference call with Creative Time and QMA

more...

-Meeting with Naila Rosario, Political Strategist

organized by Queens Museum of Art


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April 2008 - Present (3 years 8 months)

•Brand development, web site traffic growth, web site UI and advertising revenue. Developed brand strategy and statistics systems.
•Strategic Consulting, including business plan & sales strategy development.
•Advising new businesses on formation of corporations and business structures, drafting privacy policies and structuring commercial transactions.
•Generated new development deals for a real estate development company that focuses on multi-family residential projects, including real-estate market analysis.

 


-Sending information about IM International to Sofía Olascoaga

organized by Sofía Olascoaga and IM International

 

Click HERE to access at Sofia Olascoaga's essay about Immigrant Movemente International

 

 

 

-Conference call with Creative Time and QMA

organized by IM International

 

 

 

17.03.2011

/Corona, Queens

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    -Meeting with Amado Peralta, President of Dominican Parade Society

 

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Meeting with Amado Peralta, President of Dominican Parade Society

organized by Immigrant Movement International

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22.03.2011

/Corona, Queens

    -Launch Immigrant Movement International's Facebook Page

 

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    -Useful Art event's preparations

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-Launch Immigrant Movement International's Facebook Page

created by Tania Bruguera

 

To Follow IM Movement on Facebook click HERE

 

 

-Useful Art event's preparations

organized by IM International

 

More Information in Action #1


23.03.2011

/Corona, Queens

    -E-Flux Announcement Out

    -Launch IM International Website

 

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    -Conference call with Creative Time and QMA

 

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    -Training web

 

more...

 

-E-Flux Announcement

publicated by E-flux magazine

To access E-Flux Announcement click HERE

 

-Launch IM International Website

organized by Immigrant Movement International

To access IM International's website click HERE

 

 -Conference call with Creative Time and QMA

organizedd by IM International

 

 -Training web

organized by Tania Bruguera

 

Working with webmaster to learn how to manage IM International's website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23.03.2011 - 24.03.2011

/Corona, Queens

    -New York City 2011: What Does Our Democracy Look Like?

more...

 

-New York City 2011: What Does Our Democracy Look Like?

organized by ivote

 

NY Coalition to Expand Voting Rights is a free public forum onnon-citizen voting rights in New York City. "New York City 2011: What Does Our Democracy Look Like?" will be a panel discussion and public dialogue about the history of immigrant voting rights and the state of our democracy in New York City.Come join the conversation about what it means to be a contributing member of society and discuss the implications of bringing the newest New Yorkers into the local decision making process.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24.03.2011

/Corona, Queens

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    -Meeting with Edgar Moya, Director of Member Emergency Operations

 

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    -Meeting with Teach 4 America and BHQ

more...

-Visiting Edgar Moya

coordinated by IM International and Office of City Council

 

-Meeting with Teach 4 America and BHQF

coordinated by IM International

for more info about Teach 4 America Mission click HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25.03.2011

/Corona, Queens

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 m.

    -Interview with an intern

 

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    -Work on Nolens Volens vol.5

 

 

more...

-Interview with an intern

organized by IM International

 

-Interview with an intern

organized by IM International

 

-Work on Nolens Volens vol.5

organized and edited by Tania Bruguera

 

Acces to the Article HERE, for english version click into the cover.

 

 

 

30.03.2011

/Corona, Queens

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 m.

    -Meeting with Naila Rosario, Political Strategist

 

more...

Meeting with Naila Rosario, Political Strategist, Consultant, Outreach and Recruitment

organized by Immigrant Movement International

 

Naila launched her career in politics and government as a community organizer and immigrant advocate.

As a political strategist and campaign consultant she manages message development campaigns, earned media strategy building and fundraising plans for city and state elected officials. Over the last four election cycles, she has coordinated and directed the successful voter contact operations for Promotional Strategies clientele and has worked one-on-one with various candidates through public policy and field training, candidate call-time and strategy building sessions.

Prior to being a political strategist and consultant, as community organizer at the Queens Museum of Art, Naila spearheaded the Heart of Corona initiative, helping the museum work with community partners on neighborhood beautification, activation of public spaces and health issues. She was able to identify strategic partners and build diverse coalitions resulting in an increased number of organizations participating in the initiative and re-establishing a solid foundation of trust between the museum and the community members.

Naila was born in Cali, Colombia, raised in Brooklyn and a graduate of City College.

 

 

 

 

31.03.2011

/Corona, Queens

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    -Town Hall

more...

-Town Hall on Overcrowed

organized by Immigrant Movement International




 

• APRIL

01.04.2011

/Queens, Corona

    -Creation and Installation of the Immigrant Movement International's placard.

 

 

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 m.

    -Interview with an intern

 

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    -Momenta Art

 

more...

-Installation of the Immigrant Movement International's sign.

organized by Immigrant Movement International

 

-Interview with an intern

organized by IM International

 

-Institute of Wishful Thinking. Momenta Art

organized by IM International

 

Momenta Art is an artist-run charitable institution that works to promote emerging and underrepresented artists. We seek to expand the dialogue of art by showing work that is not well represented in commercial galleries because of its form or content. We promote artists of all ages, races, and ethnicities. In particular, we promote work that explores the nature of aesthetic experience balanced with social engagement.

 

 

3.04.2011

/Queens, Corona

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    -"Make a Movement" Sundays: Slogan Writing Workshop and Open House.

more...

 -"Make a Movement" Sundays: Slogan Writing Workshop and Open House

organized by Immigrant Movement International

IMAGES of the Event

VIDEO DOCUMENTATION of the Event

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.04.2011

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

/Queens, New York

    -Breaking Ground on QMA

 

7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

    -Meeting with Creative Time's staff

 

more...

-Breaking Ground on QMA

organized by Queens Museum of Art

 

-Meeting with Creative Time's staff

organized by Immigrant Movement International

 

 

 

 

6.04.2011

/Corona, Queens

7:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

    -Meeting with Naila Rosario, Political Adviso

more...

 

-Meeting with Naila Rosario, Political Strategist

organized by Immigrant Movement International

 

 

 


 

7.04.2011

/Corona, Queens

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    -Meeting with Make the Road meeting for Action #2.

 

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

    -Meeting with the publicist Maria Canela

 

 

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

   -Meeting with Havana Film Festival

more...

 

-Meeting with Make the Road meeting for Action #1

coordinated by Make the Road and Immigrant Movement International

 

-Meeting with the publicist Maria Canela

organized by Queens Museum of Art

 

-Meeting with Havana Film Festival

coordinated by Havana Film Festival

 

 


 

11.04.2011

/Corona, Queens

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    -Meeting with PHD student from UCL

more...

-Meeting with PHD student from UCL

organized by Immigrant Movement International

 

 

 


13.04.2011

/Corona, Queens

11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

    -Meeting with Naila Rosario, Political Strategist

 

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

    -Meeting with staff of Not an Alternative

more...

Meeting with Naila Rosario, Political Strategist

organized by Immigrant Movement International

 

Meeting with staff of Not an Alternative

organized by Immigrant Movement International

See Not an Alternative at Useful Art's Event.

 

 

 

 

21.04.2011

/Corona, Queens

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    -Poetas en Nueva York at IM International.

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-Poetas en Nueva York at IM International

organized by CUNY, Colective Poetas en Nueva York and Immigrant Movement International

For further information contact:

Nicolás Linares: 3476827488

Madeline Millán: 6462891286

e-mail: poetasenny@gmail.com

IM International: 7184246502

e-mail: united@immigrant-movement.us

 

 

 

22.04.2011

/Immigrant Movement International's headquarters

11:30 a.m.  - 12:30 p.m.

-interview with NY Times

more...

 

-interview with NY Times

organized by Sam Dolcnick

Read the interview HERE

 

23.04.2011

/Corona, Queens

2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    -A Conversation on Useful Art

more...

 

-A Conversation on Useful Art

organized by Immigrant Movement International

More information at ACTION #1 at Events 2011

 

 


 

30.04.2011

7:00 p.m

    -LAIA Tertulia

more...

-LAIA Tertulia

Immigrant Movement International

• MAY

1.05.2011

/New York

10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    -Make a Movement Sunday: May Day Immigrant Mobile Demonstration

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-Make a Movement Sunday: May Day Immigrant Mobile Demonstration

organized by Immigrant Movement International

More info at MAKE A MOVEMENT at Events 2011

3.05.2011

/Corona, Queens

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 m.

    -Interview Artlog

 

/Soho, New York

6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

    -Skowhegan Benefit Gala

more...

-Interview Artlog

organized by Laura González from ARTLOG

You can acces to this Interview and video HERE

 

-Skowhegan Benefit Gala

organized by Sofia Hernandez Chong Cuy and SKOWHEGAN SCHOOL of Painting and Sculpture

 

 


5.05.2011

/Corona, Queens

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 m.

    -Meeting with Ana María Bazan Law Firm P.C.

more...

-Meeting with Ana María Bazan Law Firm P.C.

organized by Immigrant Movement International

For more info about this meeting click HERE

 

9.05.2011

/Corona, Queens

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    -Meeting with Ghana Think Tank

more...

-Meeting with Ghana Think Tank

organized by Immigrant movement International

 

 


 

10.05.2011

/Corona, Elmhurst

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    -Meeting with Council member Julissa Ferreras

 

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 m.

    -Meeting with Council member Daniel Dromm

more...

 

-Meeting with New York City council member Julissa Ferreras

organized by IM International and New York Council, 21st district of Queens office

 

The only child of immigrants from the Dominican Republic, Council Member Ferreras is committed to the rights of New York’s large and growing immigrant community.  To help people with questions about their immigration status or a pending case, she hosts CUNY School of Law Community Legal Resource Network attorneys who provide free legal assistance at her office in Queens and free citizenship drives with CUNY Citizenship Now!  Outraged about the Department of Corrections practice of funneling undocumented Rikers Island prisoners to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for deportation processing, Julissa participated in a June 2010 civil disobedience action to protest this unjust policy.

 

 

-Meeting with New York City council member Daniel Dromm

organized by IM International and New York Council, District office 25

 

Daniel Dromm is an educator, community organizer, union leader, and political activist.In 1992, Dromm courageously came out as an openly gay teacher. The story became front-page news in daily newspapers throughout the city. The ensuing battle tested Dromm's resolve as a fighter who is unafraid to take on the powers that be. Dromm defeated several unsuccessful attempts to remove him from his job and became a role model for equality in the workplace.

 

 

 

 

11.05.2011

/Broadway, New York

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

    -Meeting with Julissa Ferreras

 

/Corona, Queens

11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

    -Meeting with Naila Rosario, Political Strategist

 

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    -Conference call with Creative Time and QMA

 

more...

 

-Meeting with Julissa Ferreras

organized by Julissa Ferreras's office and IM International

 

-Meeting with Naila Rosario, Political Strategist

organized by IM International

 

-Conference call with Creative Time and QMA

organized by IM International

 

Weekly project's conference call

 

 

 

 

 

• OCTOBER

 

14.10.2011 - 16.10.2011

/Cooper Union, New York

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    -Conference

 

more...

 

Communism: Ways and Means of the reconstruction

organized by New School

 

A new conference with leading thinkers to discuss the continued relevance of the communist idea.

"The long night of the left is coming to a close" wrote Slavoj Zizek and Costas Douzinas in their introduction to THE IDEA OF COMMUNISM. The continuing economic crisis, the shift away from a unipolar world defined by American hegemony, and the ecological crisis mean that growing numbers of people are keen to explore an alternative, and to re-discover the idea of communism.

With the advent of the Arab awakening millions have sought new ways to overcome corruption and dictatorship.

Responding to Alain Badiou's proposition of the ‘communist hypothesis', the leading thinkers of the left convened in London in 2009 to discuss the perpetual, persistent notion that, in a truly emancipated society, all things should be owned in common. Two years later, the discussion continues-this time in New York.

 

25.10.11

/Corona, Queens

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 m.

    - Research trip at UN

more...
- Research Trip at United Nations
organized by IM International

 

28.10.2011

/New York City

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    -National Symposium

 

more...

 

- The Politics of Camouflage in Artistic Practices from the 1970s

organized by Americas Society


Americas Society, in conjunction with Columbia University, hosted on October 28 a day-long symposium exploring the development of artistic practices as a result of political oppression in Latin America and internationally during the 1960s and 1970s. Throughout this era, artists dealt with politically complex issues in their artistic production through a variety of styles and media. These aesthetic explorations include the "New Objectivity,'' geometric abstraction, socially-engaged art, media-related and investigative projects, and, finally, conceptual, body, and performance art.

 

The first half of the symposium will explore ideas around the question: "In what ways were these new modes of expression uniquely suited to address times of political oppression?''

 

The latter part of the symposium discussion will investigate the question "How did artists camouflage politically salient art to comply with the constraints of an era defined by dictatorships all over Latin America and by the Vietnam War in the United States?"

 

Speakers:
Irene Small (University of Illinois)
Sergio Bessa (Bronx Museum)
Michael Asbury (Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London)
Nicolás Guagnini (Barnard College)
Judith Rodenbeck (Sarah Lawrence College)

• NOVEMBER

 

10.11.2011

/New York City

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    -National Symposium

 

more...
- Legislating the Lives of Immigrants: The Entanglement of State and Local Governments in Immigration Policy
organized by NYU
"Legislating the Lives of Immigrants: The Entanglement of State and Local Governments in Immigration Policy" is the inaugural national symposium of the Bickel & Brewer Latino Institute for Human Rights. Legal scholars, experienced practitioners, government officials, human rights leaders, and members of the national news media will discuss how federal, state and local immigration policies impact the country in the areas of labor, housing, law enforcement, and education.

18.05.2011 - 19.05.2011

/Washignton D.C.

    -Political Training

more...

 

The Midwest Academy advances movements for progressive social change by teaching strategic, rigorous, results-oriented approach to social action and organization building.  The Academy provides training (introductory and advanced) and consulting, equipping organizers, leaders, and their organizations to think and act strategically to win justice for all.

/Corona, Queens

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    -Meeting with Antoni Abad

more...

 

-Meeting with Antoni Abad

organized by Immigrant Movement International

More info at PLURAL

27.11.2011

/Corona, Queens

10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    -Make a Movement Sunday: Immigrant Respect Awareness Campaign

more...

 

-Make a Movement Sunday: Immigrant Respect Awareness Campaign

organized by Immigrant Movement International

More info at MAKE A MOVEMENT at Events 2011


• DECEMBER

23.12.2011

/Corona, Queens

10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    -Work with interns

more...

-Work with interns (Camilo Godoy and Elisabeth Ingwersen Ganung)

organized by Tania Bruguera

 

 


24.12.2011

/Corona, Queens

10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    -Work with intern

more...

-Work with intern (Elisabeth Ingwersen Ganung)

organized by Tania Bruguera

 

 


25.12.2011

/Corona, Queens

10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    -Upload New Entry at IM International's Blog

more...

-IM International's Blog

created by Tania Bruguera

 

Access to the Blog HERE 

27.12.2011

/Corona, Queens

10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    -Work with interns

more...

-Work with interns (Camilo Godoy and Elisabeth Ingwersen Ganung)

organized by Tania Bruguera

28.12.2011

/Corona, Queens

10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    -Work with interns

 

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    -Conference call

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-Work with interns (Elisabeth and Anya)

organized by Tania Bruguera

 

 

-Conference call with Creative Time and QMA

organized by IM International

 

Weekly project's conference call

 

29.12.2011

/Corona, Queens

2:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

    -Work with intern

 

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-Work with intern (Anjall)

organized by Tania Bruguera

 

 


 

 

30.12.2011

/Corona, Queens

11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    -Work with intern

 

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-Work with intern Camilo Godoy

organized by Tania Bruguera

 

Access to IM International's Postcard

 

Immigrant Movement Headquarters close for re-structuring 2012 back January 7. On Tania's words "...yesterday great day with all interns and volunteers, I'm the luckiest person in earth I have the best team anyone can dream off brutal honesty, hard work, talent and the biggest hearts ever! I love you all sooooo much! "super" Ali, Alejandra, Anjali, Anya, Camilo, Elisabeth, Jill, Kevin. You guys are my lucky stars! thanks por ser parte de mi vida!..."