This my home girl right here with a philosophy that I think helps push things forward for our generation. Joi Sanchez is a poet, performer, and curator from Brooklyn. She's basically motivated by a philosophy that's based on cooperative economics for marginalized and independent artists, with a special focus on women. She started a collective called Art(Lov)Her. They have an annual show to show appreciation to the artists before them. On her site, they keep job postings for artists, as she believes that trying to be the best is one thing, but collaboration means that we all eat. They host an annual multi-event call #FemceeFestival, where they celebrate radical women voices of our past and present women in Hip Hop Culture.
Art(Lov)Her - http://artlovesherbk.nyc/wordpress/
Performance - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUYKV1HcpZk
In January, we brought together some of the most favored underground curators in the city to kind of share what their worlds are like, and where they think the art and event scene is going. It was a cool night. We featured some performances and a dance party. Cool beans.
This time around, we're going to do it again, but we're gonna change the format around a little bit. Before, we had the guys literally on a panel discussion while I asked them questions...Montell Williams status...turtleneck and all, while everyone bantered back. It was fun, but this time I want it more real...like a circle discussion. And this time, it's gonna be recorded into a podcast. Shoutout to Casting to the People for hosting the space for this. There's going to be free drinks and performances.
From the previous panel