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Study Sessions: Chinatown Art Brigade

Fri, May 19, 2017
7:30–9 pm

Floor Eight, Tom and Diane Tuft Trustee Room

Study Sessions is a new ongoing event series inspired by Fred Moten and Stefano Harney’s notion of study as “what you do with other people.” For each Study Session, an artist, writer, or cultural worker selects an artwork on view in the Whitney’s galleries as a departure point for thinking through an urgent question in our contemporary political landscape. Participants are invited to join in open-ended discussions, and engage with creative practice. Study Sessions may take the form of workshops, listening parties, performances, readings, or film screenings. This session is led by Chinatown Art Brigade on the birthday of Malcom X and Yuri Kochiyama, and will focus on Asian and Black solidarity.

Chinatown Art Brigade (CAB) is a cultural collective of artists, media makers, and activists creating art and media to advance social justice. Their work is driven by the fundamental belief that collaboration with and accountability to those communities that are directly impacted by racial, social, and economic inequities must be central to our cultural, art, or media making process. Chinatown Art Brigade is collaborating with the Chinatown Tenants Union of CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities (, a grassroots non-profit that organizes low-income pan-Asian communities around tenant rights, fighting evictions and displacement.

Free with Museum admission. Pre-register to skip the line.

Please let us know if you have any requests for accommodations, such as an accessible seating location or ASL interpretation. If you have questions about accessibility, please email or call (646) 666-5574 (relay calls welcome). Learn more about access services.


March 10 Geo Wyeth
April 7 Saretta Morgan
May 19 Chinatown Art Brigade
June 9 Codify Art
July 21 Baseera Khan


The Hearst Artspace and the Seminar Room are equipped with induction hearing loops and infrared assistive listening systems. Accessible seating is also available.

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