Recuperative Tactics: Actionable Items

Special Event
May 17, 2014

What is the invisible labor of making? Can we reshape authorship to effect social change? How can we intervene in the seemingly immovable structures reifying the economic inequality supporting – and caused by – our artistic practices? Join us to explore these questions with a roundtable discussion at Recuperative Tactics. Although the event will be facilitated by Ava Ansari, Molly Kleiman, and Lisi Raskin, it is our hope that the conversation will be instantiated by the invaluable contributions of our community of participants. Inspired in part by Raskin’s response to labor conditions at the Singapore Bienniale and the Istanbul Biennial, we will think together through new ways of responding to these hidden concerns we share.

The evening will begin with the roundtable discussion followed by informal dialogue over snacks and drinks.
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May 17, 2014
Art in General
79 Walker Street, 6th Floor

Ava Ansari is an artist and curator. She has previously worked at Basement Gallery, Dubai, and Silk Road Gallery, Tehran. As an artist, she has presented work at Dixon Place, La Mama, Eyebeam, the AC Institute, among others. Ava is the co-director of The Back Room, a curatorial and pedagogical project, facilitating exchanges between artists in Iran and the US. She is the New York Manager of the Edge Of Arabia US Tour.

Molly Kleiman is a deputy editor of Triple Canopy, a magazine that advances a model for publication that encompasses digital works of art and literature, public conversations, exhibitions, and books. She is co-director of The Back Room, a curatorial and pedagogical project facilitating exchanges between artists in the US and Iran. She teaches at NYU’s Gallatin School for Individual Study.

Lisi Raskin is an artist and educator. She has shown her research and artwork at venues internationally. In 2013 Raskin was the recipient of a Creative Time Global Residency grant that supported her travel to Afghanistan. This trip formed the underpinning of her current new commission at Art in General entitled Recuperative Tactics. She teaches at Tyler School of Art.
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Image: Social Service or Social Change? Who Benefits from your Work, Paul Kivel​, illustration by Alberto Ledesma, 2000.

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Recuperative Tactics