October 3 - December 5, 2018
Exhibition Runs: October 3 - December 5
Six Bronx artists envision alternate futures through collaborative installations that provocatively and poetically challenge their audiences. Each project simultaneously draws on rich and varied art, activist, and cultural histories to search for something beyond itself - whether in relation to economies of generosity and exchange, practical information about immigration rights, or complex conversations about cultural heritage.
Alicia Grullon, Blanka Amezkua, Fran Ilich
Francheska Alcantara, Walter Cruz, Yelaine Rodriguez
Curator: Amanda McDonald Crowley
Diego de la Vega Coffee Coop Activations
October 17, 31 & November 28, 2018
Fran Ilich’s Diego de la Vega Coffee Co-op: Against the Walls of Capital connects social justice movements in the States with their peers in Chiapas, Mexico, and draws inspiration from Zapatista forms of indigenous organization and autonomy to fuel New York based movements.
Fran Ilich and Gabriela Ceja welcome visitors with cups of organic coffee grown locally in Chiapas farms and donated by the Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (EZLN) to inspire migrants in the EEUU to find paths to organize, resist, and create sustainable alternative economies modeled on ancient modes of exchange. The coffee served to Longwood visitors can be traded for alternative currency, barter, and/or time deposits. Visitors can also take part of the ancient economic game ritual of Patolli and engage in conversations over coffee with the Diego de la Vega Experimental Economies and Finance research group.
The Diego de la Vega Coffee Co-Op will be open on Wednesday, October 31st and Wednesday November 28th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos (450 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451). On October 31, the exchange will be accompanied by a screening of “Love and Labor”, a film directed by Stephanie Andreou & Sarah Keeling about Ilich’s and Ceja’s work to create a life that supports their activist efforts. The film will be followed by aQ&A with the directors and artists.
Closing Reception + Networking Event
Wednesday, December 5 | 5:30pm-8:30pm
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Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos
450 Grand Concourse, Room C-190
Bronx, NY 10451