Art, Ancestors, Ghosts, & the Dead: a day of conversations, performance, and a film screening

June 3, 2023 – June 3, 2023
2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center

107 Suffolk Street
New York, NY

Image courtesy of the event organizer.

Image courtesy of the event organizer.

Protodispatch presents Art, Ancestors, Ghosts, & the Dead, a one-day convening to share attitudes and practices around death across cultures, produced by Protocinema and ICI (Independent Curators International) at The Clemente Center, New York on Saturday, June 3, 2023. This gathering comes at a time of great loss amid ongoing wars, viruses, and inhumane border policies, and consists of two panel discussions, a film screening, performance, and a reception. Participants include: Korakrit Arunanondchai, Sofía Gallisá Muriente, Shaun Leonardo, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Shahzia Sikander, Laura Raicovich, and Mari Spirito. Discussions with the panelists and respondents will follow. Shaun Leonardo comes with a signature, participatory performance. There will be a film screening of Aşit (2022) by Pınar Öğrenci, and a reception. Art, Ancestors, Ghosts, & the Dead engages perspectives from Puerto Rico, Southeast and South Asia, the United States, and the Middle East on personal and collective behavior in response to death and the unspoken yet undeniable pain of loss.