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5th Biennial Latino Art Now! Re-Imaging Global Intersections Conference: D.I.Y. CULTURA: MULTI-GENERATIONAL ART ROUND TABLE
April 8, 2016 @ 10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Chicago’s contemporary south side is currently the home of many brown and black communities of color. Often of lower income and working class backgrounds, the neighborhoods of the south side of Chicago have a large growing number of young people many times referred to as “at risk” or “marginalized” youth.
Contrary to limited media representation and facing the adversity of underserved communities, it is these same regions in the south side of Chicago that have brought about an artistic cultural yearning that takes initiative to service its needs for music, art, education, beautification, dialogue, entrepreneurship and cultural nourishment. This is a perfect moment to put a spotlight on the people and the movement that has been growing in activity and positive community engagement.
The D.I.Y. Cultura movement focuses on driven individuals such as community organizers, industry disruptors, grassroots artists, musicians, art collectives, pop-up art galleries, street art, performers, poets, journalists, activists and cultural “hustlers.” The D.I.Y. Cultura movement is one that seeks to nurture the desires for invigorating artistic community projects that reinforces cultural presence within but not limited to Pilsen and La Villita/Little Village.
Ricardo González, Visual Artist, Chicago
Matthew Silva, Visual Artist, Chicago
Hector Herrera Yepes, Visual Artist, Chicago
David Marqués, Visual Artist, Chicago
Teresa Magaña, Visual Artist, Chicago