june, 2017

03jun12:00 pm11:00 pmArt & Resistance II


Event Details

Art & Resistance II
Saturday, June 3 / 12pm – 11pm
Hosted by Public Functionary and Ryan Stopera

We live in a time of the distortion and oppression of truth. This has subsequently become a catalyst for resistance art, merging both artist and activist as collaborators and one and the same, utilizing abstract symbolism and radical aesthetics as a means of reaching new audiences in making political statements. Art & Resistance II will follow the inspiring first event (Art & Resistance I held at the Third Place Gallery) by sharing tangible tools with the community in creating their own form of creative resistance and by offering accessible pathways to plug into the movement.

Art & Resistance II will feature a day of workshops facilitated by various community artists and activists. The evening will continue with a panel– featuring Jeremiah Bey Ellison (artist and Ward 5 Minneapolis City Council candidate), E.G. Bailey (interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker), Sarah White (photographer and musician) and MaryanneSergio Quiroz (dancer, organizer and Cultural Arts Director for Dayton’s Bluff Community Council). Facilitated by activist and artist Mica May Grimm, the panel will converse with the audience about how we can create our own resistance movement, prevent co-optation and ways to sustain the work.

Art & Resistance II will take place within a mixed media photo exhibition by Ryan Stopera with design by Jared Tuttle intersecting portraits, text and design to evoke dialogue about each individual community member’s experience of resistance.

Workshops include:

Adja Gildersleve: Navigating Capitalism: Resistance and Reparations.
Caroline Taiwo: Resisting With Narrative.
Dodge the Propaganda: Shaping Your Voice. Kyra Brown and Aamina Mohamed

Million Artist Movement: Relative Water Liquid Spirit – Brain Hurricane.
Michael McDowell: Why Did We Stop Singing?
Truartspeaks: Poetry and Spoken Word

more tba.

The day will end with music by DJ Michel Be and Mica May and a community cookout in the garden at Public Functionary bringing community together inside and outside the space to connect, collaborate and resist together.

12-2pm: workshop breakouts
2-4pm: workshop breakouts
6-730pm: panel
8pm- bbq and party


(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Public Functionary

1400 12th Ave NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413


Ryan Stopera and Public Functionary