Gilded Black Gold: Framing Art Through Fossil Fuel Funding
Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 6-8pm
@ Ace Hotel, 600 Carondelet Street
Antenna Director of Programs, Imani Jacqueline Brown, speaks about her work with Occupy Museums and the Museum Liberation Movement/#FossilFreeCulture, an international coalition of artist/activist groups who execute action-oriented interventions and projects with the aim to free institutions of art, culture and education from their unhealthy dependence on the fossil fuel extraction industry. Imani is organizing Fossil Free Festival, a New Orleans summit for art, dialogue, and action to examine our relationship to oil, planned for April 2018.
Imani Jacqueline Brown is a New Orleans native, activist, cultural organizer, and Director of Programs at Antenna, New Orleans. In 2014, Imani co-founded Blights Out, a collective of citizens, artists, architects, and activists daring to design a new model for development that creates art and action to impact issues of blight, gentrification, and housing affordability. She is a member of Occupy Museums, an international artist/activist collective formed in 2011 during Occupy Wall Street to deconstruct and challenge the commodification of art and culture. She received her BA in Visual Arts and Anthropology from Columbia University in the City of New York in 2010.