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The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Reopens Art Galleries With #notwhite Collective's 'We Are The Global Majority'

Prior to the gallery opening on June 4, the #notwhite collective will host a livestreamed dinner party on Friday, May 21, at 6 p.m.

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Reopens Art Galleries With #notwhite Collective's 'We Are The Global Majority'

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has announced the return to its galleries and visual art spaces beginning on Friday, June 4, 2021, with the special art installation from the #notwhite collective. The #notwhite collective is a group of 13 women artists whose mission is to use non-individualistic, multi-disciplinary art to make their stories visible as they relate, connect, and belong to the global majority. The show takes place at 812 Liberty Avenue through Sunday, August 1, 2021.

"In the wake of the national tragedies we have experienced with the murders of six Asian women in Georgia, in addition to the immense losses of 2020--Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd and the 2.75 million deaths worldwide due to COVID--we are in various stages of collective trauma and grief," states the #notwhite collective. "It is the hope that through our gathering of art and creative spirits that we may heal and empower one another to stand firmly in solidarity against white supremacy and hate and to share love and humanity as The Global Majority."

Prior to the gallery opening on June 4, the #notwhite collective will host a livestreamed dinner party on Friday, May 21, at 6 p.m. as part of the Trust's Virtual Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District: At Home. Pre-registration is required at TrustArts.org. This event will offer a window into how 13 women artists dream forward an inclusive, healing humanity, where one can be fully who they are, living unhindered by oppression. In addition, two special musical performances will also take place: Geña y Peña on Saturday, June 5, at 5 p.m. and Kenia on Saturday, June 12, at 5 p.m. More details and updates on additional programming will be available at notwhitecollective.com and TrustArts.org throughout the exhibition.

A capstone exhibition, entitled 2020, is set to open in SPACE on November 19, 2021, through January 30, 2022. Funding for the 2020 exhibition project was provided by the A. W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation and the Small Arts Initiative of the Heinz Endowments.

Tamanna Syed of Brandeis University writes: "The North American media tends to exclude Arabs, West Asians, Mediterraneans, South Asians, East Asians, [Latinx folks], Pacific Islanders, and Aboriginals from the term "people of color." The term 'global majority' is empowering. It unites people from all corners of the world that are struggling against white oppression."

We dream forward an inclusive, healing humanity, where one can be fully who they are, living unhindered by oppression; to be in their light as they self define, celebrate their culture unhindered, express their vitality unhindered, live a just and full life, unhindered and free.

We are bi/multi-racial/cultural, immigrant or descendants of immigrants investigating the many ways we are seen or not seen, how we self-identify and how we seek liberation through sharing space and stories; research and art-making; discussing the history of imperialism and its effect on us, on the whole non-white world. We actively reject colonialism through our non-hierarchical process.

The #notwhite collective expresses the hybridized and multifaceted aspects of self-defined liberation; we accept cultural fluidity as a means of seeing and being seen, each member declaring their existence, individually and collectively, through our voices, bodies and art.

The collective comprises Alison Zapata, Dr. Amber Epps, Carolina Loyola-Garcia, Fran Ledonio Flaherty, Geña, liana maneese, Madame Dolores, Maggie Negrete, Maritza Mosquera, Sara Tang, Sarika Goulatia, Veronica Corpuz and Zena Ruiz.

WE ARE THE GLOBAL MAJORITY: decolonizing SPACE Artists

Alison Zapata

http://www.zapatastudios.com

Dr. Amber Epps

https://hollyhood156.com

atiya jones

http://www.atiyajones.com

Carolina Loyola-Garcia

http://carolinaloyolagarcia.net

Danielle Robinson

http://www.daniellerobinsonart.com

Fran Ledonio Flaherty

https://franflaherty.com/about-me/

Geña

https://www.facebook.com/gena.nescoriaza

Jasmine M. Cho

https://www.jasminemcho.com

Karen Lue

http://karenlue.com

kelsey robinson

https://www.talkingwithghosts.com

Kenia

https://kenialive.com

Kitoko Chargois

https://photobykitoko.com

Latika Sewell

https://archive.pittsburghartistregistry.org/accounts/view/Tika10

liana maneese

http://thecenteroninterracialrelationships.com

Madame Dolores

https://www.madamechristianedolores.com

Maggie Negrete

http://www.mgglntcreates.com

Maria de los Angeles

https://www.instagram.com/delosangelesart

Maritza Mosquera

https://maritzamosquera.net

Melissa Shaginoff

https://www.melissashaginoff.com/

Oreen Cohen

https://www.oreencohen.com

Patricia Villalobos Echeverría

https://www.patriciavillalobos.com

Priscilla Kar Yee Lo

http://www.priscillakaryeeloglass.com

Sara Tang

https://www.draw-me-in.com

sarah huny young

https://shooter.hunyyoung.com

Sarika Goulatia

https://www.sarika-goulatia.com

Shani Banerjee

http://shanibanerjee.squarespace.com/about

Stacie Lawrence

https://www.instagram.com/ib_stacart/

Tara Fay Coleman

https://www.instagram.com/mstarafay/

Veronica Corpuz

https://www.instagram.com/veronica_corpuz

Zena Ruiz

http://zenaruiz.com

Learn more at notwhitecollective.com


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