SAVE THE DATE: “Resilient Cities – Kiev: Art as Protest” Screening & Panel Discussion at RVCC Intersect -TONIGHT- Monday April 16th

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The role of art as activism is being acknowledged with a group of female artists who are standing up for human rights in the face of extreme adversity. Now Art LA, a local public arts organization, is partnering with LinkTV, a national independent public satellite television network to host a screening and panel discussion TONIGHT – Monday, April 16th  of the Emmy-nominated documentary series Resilient Cities – Kiev: Art as Protest.

The free screening will take place at the RVCC Intersect at 2406 East 8thStreet, in the DTLA Arts District from 7-9 PM. The screening is outside, so please dress appropriately. (BYOB is also acceptable at this location.)

The multi-episode series addresses global connection through art and activism by exploring the underground art and culture scene in cities that have experienced major traumas, including natural disasters, long-term war, political unrest or economic meltdown.  Following the screening of this episode,  Art Curator Marisa Caichiolo of Building Bridges Art Exchange and Board Member of Now Art LA will moderate a live interactive panel discussion with featured artists Iryna Shuvalova, Maria Kulikovska, Amitis Metevalli, and Kate DeCiccio.

This series documents the creative underbellies of cities that are not normal tourist destinations or known for their cultural institutions, beaches, or fine dining. Rather, these are ravaged cities featuring an injured populace, but desperate to show how thoughtful and innovative art can be born from the world’s most wounded places. Featured in each episode are three or four determined local artists who demonstrate their commitment to making art that elicits change, displays courage, and protests their city’s political and societal status quo.

In this episode they will spotlight Kiev, a city on the divide between Russia and Europe, with a war raging just hours away, still struggling with government corruption and human rights violations in the wake of the Euromaidan Revolution that began in 2014. The Kiev government disregards its citizens and responds to demonstrators with violent measures.  Now Kiev is becoming a city where art stands as a form of protest in the face of war and corruption, with artists and activists spearheading the fight to re-claim Ukrainian cultural identity.

For more information please visit their website here.

Please RSVP for the screening here.

Special Event:
Monday, April 16th, 7-9 PM

RVCC Intersect
2406 East 8th Street, LA


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