Art and the Immigrant Experience

Panel Discussion Thu 14 Nov 2002 The New School, Wollman Hall
55 West 11th Street (enter at 66 West 12th Street), 5th Floor
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Openness to immigration may be a glorious aspect of American democracy, but the reality is not without its problems for immigrants. This panel of immigrant artists of different disciplines discusses the intersection of art and politics: What is it like being an artist and an immigrant in the United States? How does an artist bridge old and new cultural experiences? How does an artist find new audiences as a stranger in the land? How has America changed for them since September 2001?



Participants
Wendy Perron, Senior Fellow of the Vera List Center, moderator
Meir Gal, artist, lecturer
Jenny Polak, artist, designer of a website about INS detention centers
Ibrahim Quraishi, musician-composer
Yasuko Yokoshi, dancer-choreographer