On #J20- the day of Trump’s inauguration ceremony in Washington DC, I co-organized a speakout with artists, poets, and activists responding to the following questions at the Whitney Museum.
- Where is the agency of cultural institutions who depend on philanthropy under an illiberal system that rewards the 1% lavishly.
- How can cultural institutions oppose the state to support and protect their workers and artists who are citizens under threat?
- What specific cultural histories need to be revisited in this political climate to learn from, to revise, to renew, or to newly criticize?
- How can cultural institutions begin a process of self-reflection and dialogue in order to assess their complicity in our nation’s arrival at this political moment
Texts from J20 on eflux: