The one-day Arts Of Resistance Festival will take place at Vassar College. The festival is “devoted to exploring anti-oppressive artspaces.” I put that in quotes because I am not entirely sure what they mean by that. The web site suggests a this explanation:
We wish to create an intersectional anti-oppressive arts space through workshops, collaborative image making, and performances.
It would be nice to know what is “oppressive” about art spaces. Is there a theoretical or political conflict here? Again, it’s a bit mysterious.
For the adventurous, Vassar College is in Poughkeepsie, NY. The festival is on April 17 and registration at Ely Hall begins at 10 a.m. Check out the web site for more information. If you want to register before heading out there, email them with your name and affiliation.