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Zoe Buckman, Natalie Frank and Okwui Okpokwasili Set for Bill T. Jones Panel at New York Live Arts

The fourth and final event of this series will feature Bill T. Jones in conversation with three artists whose works are part of New York Live Arts' current season.

Zoë Buckman and Natalie Frank's mural We Hold These Truths to be Self-Evident uses misogynistic quotes from politicians from recent history to highlight the hypocrisy and misinformation perpetuated by our elected officials.

Randjelovic/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist Okwui Okpokwasili's Poor People's TV Room is informed by two historical events in Nigeria - the kidnapping of over 300 girls by Boko Haram and the Women's War of 1929 against British colonial powers. Both works give visibility and voice, in one to the powerful and tolerated and in the other, the forgotten.

This conversation will look at how these artists act and react, embed the personal in the public, and make work in challenging times.

The conversation will take place on June 1 at 7:00PM at New York Live Arts, 219 West 19th Street, NYC. For tickets and information, call 212 924 077 or visit newyorklivearts.org/calendar. Tickets start at $15.

Located in the heart of Chelsea in New York City, New York Live Arts is an internationally recognized destination for innovative artistry. New York Live Arts produces and presents dance, music and theater performances, offers an extensive range of participatory programs for adults and young people, supports the continuing professional development of artists and serves as home for the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company.



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