VLC Forum 2023: Correction*

VLC Forum 2023: Correction*

Vera List Center for Art and Politics

Tony Albert, Ashtralia #18, 2023. Pigment print on paper, 50 x 75 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf.

September 28, 2023
VLC Forum 2023: Correction*
An international convening on collective approaches to Correction*
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The Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School presents the VLC Forum 2023: Correction*, presented October 12–14, 2023, in New York City and online. An international, annual convening in the field of art and politics, this year’s Forum is organized within the framework of the center’s two-year investigation of Correction*, exploring the potential to “correct,” amend, or transgress histories of injustice, erasure, and disrepair.

The VLC Forum 2023 celebrates the Aboriginal urban artist collective proppaNOW, recipient of the center’s 2022–24 Jane Lombard Prize for Art and Social Justice, as well as the Jane Lombard Fellows, finalists for the prize: the Pan-African Another Roadmap Africa Cluster, Colectivo Cherani from Mexico, KUNCI Study Forum & Collective from Indonesia, and from Palestine Khalil Rabah. Over the course of three days, through an exhibition, workshops, conversations, keynote lecture, and a community dinner and karaoke party with DJ set by ARAC member Christian Nyampeta, the Forum convenes artists and collectives working in community and advancing social justice across the world through collaborative practices.

For the full forum schedule, speakers, registration, and publication, visit the VLC website.

October 9–November 10, open daily 12–6pm EDT, Thursdays late until 8pm.
Parsons School of Design, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries
66 Fifth Avenue, New York

proppaNOW: There Goes the Neighbourhood!, an exhibition and screening program featuring members Tony Albert, Vernon Ah Kee, Richard Bell, Megan Cope, Jennifer Herd, the late Laurie Nilsen, and Warraba Weatherall, anchors the forum. Presented 20 years after their founding in Brisbane, Australia, the exhibition highlights their unwavering commitment to pushing for greater visibility for Aboriginal struggles and rights. The screening program features select videos by proppaNOW members. Screenings: October 13 at 4:30 & 5:30pm EDT, October 19 at 6:30pm EDT, October 26 at 6:30pm EDT.

VLC Forum 2023
Day one: Thursday, October 12

Unchrono/logical Timeline Activation Chapter 2.2 New York: 3–5 pm EDT
Event Cafe, University Center, The New School, 63 Fifth Avenue, New York. Kicking off day one of the VLC Forum 2023, Another Roadmap Africa Cluster (ARAC) hosts a workshop in “inhabiting” histories and personal timelines.

Impossible Structures with Khalil Rabah: 5–6:30 pm EDT
Online. Khalil Rabah reflects on the semi-fictional Palestinian Museum of Natural History and Humankind, a roving museum dedicated to the culture of Palestine, in conversation with curator Fawz Kabra.

Day two: Friday, October 13
Blackness Is…: Global Black and Indigenous Solidarities: 10–11:30 am EDT
Online. proppaNOW members alongside Natalie Ball, M. Carmen Lane, and ARAC member Puleng Plessie reflect on the multiplicity of Black subjectivities across Australia, the Americas, Africa and its diaspora.

proppaNOW: There Goes the Neighbourhood!5–6:15 pm EDT
Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, The New School, 66 5th Avenue at 13th Street. Opening and walkthrough of the prize exhibition with the artists and curators.

Prize ceremony and conversation with proppaNOW and Wanda Nanibush: 6:30–8 pm EDT
The Auditorium, The New School, 66 W 12th Street, New York. Join us in honoring proppaNOW at the Jane Lombard Prize ceremony, followed by a conversation between proppaNOW members Vernon Ah Kee, Tony Albert, Richard Bell, Megan Cope, Gordon Hookey, Lily Eather, and Warraba Weatherall, and 2022–2024 prize jury member Anishinaabe curator, artist, and educator Wanda Nanibush.

Community dinner and party: 8–10 pm EDT
Wollman Hall, The New School, 65 W 11th Street, New York. The annual VLC Forum Dinner extends the festivities into the night with a free dinner and party for all.  Artist and ARAC member Christian Nyampeta hosts, with a DJ set and karaoke to follow.

Day three: Saturday, October 14
Igniting Resistance: A Conversation with Colectivo Cherani: 11 am–12 pm EDT
Wollman Hall, The New School. Colectivo Cherani discusses P’urhepecha resistance movements and experiments in autonomy in Mexico with curator Pablo José Ramírez

On Learning Together: 12:30–2 pm EDT
Wollman Hall, The New School. ARAC and KUNCI Study Forum & Collective join curator Sarah Rifky to discuss experimental pedagogies and solidarities within arts education.

farid rakun: On space, or putting the ruang in ruangrupa: 2:30–4 pm EDT
Wollman Hall, The New School. Jakarta-based collective ruangrupa regards space as their primary material—member farid rakun reflects on using space as a guiding tool in the collective’s development. The keynote lecture is followed by a toast and closing reception.

All programs and events of the Vera List Center are free for all to attend. Most public programs are recorded and shared on our website. If you have specific access questions or needs, please contact us at least five days prior to the program at vlc [​at​] newschool.edu.

The fall 2023 programs of the Vera List Center for Art and Politics are generously supported by members of the Vera List Center Board, the VLC Producers Council, Vera’s List, and other individual donors, and the following institutional donors: Australian Consulate-General of New York; The Boris Lurie Art Foundation and the Schaina and Josephina Lurje Memorial Foundation; Bridge Philanthropic Consulting; The Dayton Foundation; The Ford Foundation; The Kettering Fund; Mellon Foundation; The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation; and Pryor Cashman LLP. We also acknowledge the support of The New School, our academic home.

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