Word On the Street:  The Watermill Center Exhibition 2018

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Word on the Street is an ongoing text-based art initiative consisting of original political and poetic banners created by female artists and writers in collaboration with female refugee seamstresses. Each work is an expression of our current political landscape through texts written in collaboration with writers and artists.

Artists + writers include: Amy KhoshbinAnne Carson, Carrie Mae WeemsWangechi MutuJenny HolzerLaurie Anderson + A.M. HomesTania BrugueraNaomi Shihab Nye + House of Trees.

March - August 2018. The Watermill Center commissioned 14 hand-made, large-scale, felt political banners. Accompanying the exhibition were a series of events including: a performance of Antigonick by Anne Carson + Bob Currie; a performative lecture by Tania Bruguera, and several Workshop on the Street banner-making workshops. Exhibition curated by Noah Khoshbin.

New York based visual, sound and performance artist Dawn Kasper responds to the Word on the Street banner ensemble with her Watermill Cluster. The powerful collaboration continues Dawn's history of performative interactive sound and sculptural installations.

Antigonick, a reading lead by Anne Carson in collaboration with the  Stoney Brook Creative Writing MFA Program and the local community. Directed by Robert Currie / March 24th, 2018 / Watermill Center / Watermill NY

Art and Activisim. Tania Bruguera discusses current politics and how she approaches activism within her art practice. March 24th, 2018 / Watermill Center / Watermill NY

 

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