MTT & Chats about Change

Are we so busy surviving that we forget to be radical?

Summer 2015, Michelada Think Tank (MTT) will inhabited the LACE Project Room with a humorous and critical exploration of survival under a framework of institutional racism in the arts. Through a series of weekly think tank sessions, MTT brought people together to talk about survival strategies for artists of color working in a predominantly white art world. The knowledge generated in these discussions was compiled as a “PoC Survival Guide” in LACE’s Project Room, and later as a book. This installation was a tongue-in-cheek look at how artists are impacted by race. If artists of color can come together as a community to make survival easier, we can then begin to foster more radical artistic practices.