La MaMa presents La MaMa LiveTalks, conversations with artists, activists and thought leaders from around the country and around the world who join in discussions about art and life in times of crisis.
When the onset of the pandemic in March 2020 aligned with the intended opening weekend of Re-Fest, CultureHub shifted the festival to a fully online format, livestreaming artist interviews, exhibition tours, performances, workshops and conversations that reached over 6,000 unique live viewers. As we near the 1 year mark of the pandemic hitting New York City, CultureHub opens Re-Fest 2021, which engages the theme "re-circulation", exploring how we circulate art, ideas, and information both locally and between geographically disparate communities.
In this Live Talk, the CultureHub team will reflect on the creative producing practices that have emerged in our organization and recent collaborations with our local and global community.
Panelists will include the CultureHub Team:
DeAndra Anthony, Mattie Barber-Bockelman, Sangmin Chae, Billy Clark, Jean Garcia, Iris Yujin Jeong, and Scarlett Kim
CultureHub is a global art and technology community that was born out of decades of collaboration between La MaMa and the Seoul Institute of the Arts, Korea’s first contemporary performing arts school. These two pioneering institutions sought to explore how the internet and digital technologies could foster a more sustainable model for international exchange and creativity.
Now in its 11th year, CultureHub has grown into a global network with studios in New York, Los Angeles, Korea, Indonesia, and Italy, providing connected environments for artists to critically examine our evolving relationship to technology. Through residencies, live productions, and educational programming, CultureHub advances the work of artists experimenting with emerging technologies in search of new artistic forms. CultureHub builds new partnerships that expand our network and provide increased access to online and offline platforms that fuel artist mobility, create opportunities for cultural exchange, and broaden human understanding through the convergence of art, technology, and education.
La MaMa LiveTalks
La MaMa LiveTalks are conversations with artists, activists and thought leaders from around the country and around the world who join in discussions about art and life in time of crisis. La MaMa will continue to use emerging technologies to create a new venue for artistic expression that questions how art can function and how we as a society can survive challenging periods of history.