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ARTSLINK ASSEMBLY 2019: Global Warning - Artists and the Anthropocene
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 11:00AM

Baruch Performing Arts Center
55 Lexington Avenue
(Entrance on E. 25th St between Lexington Avenue and 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10010

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019, 11 am – 5:00 pm

CEC ArtsLink launches the first full ArtsLink Assembly. How can we all better support local and international artists in their vital work on the front lines of social change? ArtsLink Assembly advocates for local and international engagement, offers challenging examples, explores significant questions, and proposes new thinking. Most of all, ArtsLink Assembly seeks to inspire us all to renewed energy and action. Join us at the ArtsLink Assembly 2019 in New York City!

Speakers include leading artists in the field of social practice and key figures in cultural policy, philanthropy, and social justice featuring Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!; For Freedoms (Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman, USA); Forensic Architecture, UK; Shahpour Pouyan, Iran/USA; Jonathan Slaght, Wildlife Conservation Fund, Russia and N.E. Asia; Michelle Coffey, Lambent Foundation, USA; Khaled Barakeh, Syria/Germany; Frances Negron-Muntaner & Sarabel Santos Negron, Puerto Rico/USA; Geoff Trenchard, New Sanctuary Coalition, USA; and Thomas Nail, author of Theory of the Border, University of Denver, CO, among others.

Ecology, social inequality, cultural mobility, rising nationalism, forced migration, and cultural reconstruction will be in focus.

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ArtsLink Assembly 2019 is organized by CEC ArtsLink in association with Baruch Performing Arts Center and supported by the Trust for Mutual Understanding; the Kirby Family Foundation; an anonymous funder; CEC ArtsLink’s Trustees and individual donors. Individual presentations supported by Wildlife Conservation Fund; Soros Arts Fellowships; Tamizdat; and Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland.

CEC ArtsLink, founded in 1962, promotes international dialogue and understanding through innovative arts projects. The core programs – ArtsLink Fellowships, Art Prospect, and Back Apartment Residency – facilitate collaboration among leading artists, arts managers, curators, and communities in the U.S. and 37 countries. CEC ArtsLink believes that the arts are the most deliberate and profound means of communication that can help overcome long histories of distrust, insularity and conflict, and contribute to building more open and civil societies.