[WE ARE HERE FESTIVAL] All Nations Day Party
Pull up for some fun in the sun on planet earth. Featuring American Indian Community House artisans Mohawk Coterie, NativeTec, HoneyBrain, Indigenous 1492, refreshments provided by Indigenous Kinship Collective (while supplies last), and DJ sets by DJ Iniki, reddaughter, dj beeso, and Dj mixchel. Legendary Diné artist Bert Benally will lead a sculpture relief with sand and various flat surfaces about indigenous futures.
WE ARE HERE is three-day arts festival exploring Indigenous past, present and future, curated by Abrons Arts Center 2019 AIRspace Curatorial Resident Aru Apaza. The festival will include work by Indigenous visual artists, filmmakers and musicians who utilize their own technologies, ancestral knowledge, and survival tactics to reflect on what it means to live a “balanced” life during the “unbalanced” times of late stage capitalism.
WE ARE HERE is made possible by the New York Women’s Foundation, American Indian Community House, Abrons Arts Center and the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance Leadership Fellowship.
The 2019-2020 Season at Abrons Arts Center is supported, in part, by generous grants from the Howard Gilman Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Jerome Foundation, the Scherman Foundation, and other generous Henry Street Settlement funders. This program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and support from the New York State Council on the arts with the support of Govenor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Image: Aru Apaza