Word On the Street | banners of politics and poetry

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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.

Fourteen hand-made, large-scale, felt political banners. Accompanying the exhibition is 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 for The Watermill Center NY; and currently on view at Artpace, Texas.

House of Trees is proud to be partnering with the seamstresses of the San Antonio Center for Refugee Services in sewing all banners for Word On the Street.

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