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Tactile conversations: No Word for Art in our Language*: Artmaking Workshops with Dennis Redmoon Darkeem and The Yakpo Collective

November 18, 2 pm4:30 pm.
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The Queens Museum is pleased to announce Tactile conversations: No Word for Art in our Language*, a workshop series that investigates practices of tactile making as ways of knowing and being in local Native and diasporic Indigenous practices. During each workshop of this series, two artists from different Indigenous backgrounds will be invited to lead concurrent drop-in artmaking activities where the materials and methods of making are in dialogue with one another. The public is invited to participate and experience a range of techniques for working by hand, while fostering informal conversation and exchange across Indigenous practices, languages, and forms of knowledge.

*The title of this series is referencing No Word for Art in Our Language? Old Questions, New Paradigms by Nancy Marie Mithlo.

Please join the museum for the second workshop in the series, featuring conversation and artmaking activities by Dennis Redmoon Darkeem and The Yakpo Collective.

Registration is required.

This series is part of The Indigenous Practice Studio (IPS), a new initiative that is currently in development at the Queens Museum in partnership with artist and cultural consultant Tecumseh Ceaser. The Indigenous Practice Studio is an experimental program consisting of long-term research, continued learning, programming, and consultation and relationship building with local Native and diasporic Indigenous communities. The Queens Museum acknowledges its occupancy of unceded Indigenous lands and builds towards restorative and non-extractive ways of working with Indigenous artists and communities. IPS reflects the Queens Museum’s ongoing commitment to self-interrogation and recognizes its work as unfinished, with this effort as a starting point.