Another Protest Song: Karaoke with a Message (2008–ongoing)
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Saturday, March 16, 6:00–9:00pm
Lecture & Public Performance
Free and Open to the Public
Join us to sing your favorite protest song & learn about the multidisciplinary practice of Angel Nevarez & Valerie Tevere, hailing from New York City!
Another Protest Song: Karaoke with a Message was originally commissioned by Creative Time for Democracy in America: The National Campaign, an exhibition which reflected upon American democracy during the 2008 election season. It was first staged in two public parks in NYC and since then has been presented in various public spaces, performance venues, and museums across the country, including the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden of the Museum of Modern Art in NYC.
Working collaboratively for nearly two decades, Nevarez and Tevere have created a range of projects using different media—from radio to performance, video, and kinetic installation—to investigate the potential and complexities of public spaces and collective dissent, and to reflect on the formation and projection of political agency through transmission and song.
Nevarez and Tevere have exhibited and screened their work at the Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Creative Time, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York; Manifesta 8/ Spain; Museo de Arte Raúl Anguiano, Guadalajara, Mexico; Henie Onstad Art Centre, Høvikodden/Oslo, Norway; Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'Art Contemporain, Luxembourg, and elsewhere. The first US survey of their work was presented at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia in 2016. Fellowships and grants include a Creative Capital fellowship, an Art Matters grant, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and a Franklin Furnace Performance Art fellowship. Both were Studio Fellows at The Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Program, artists-in-residence at the International Artists Studio Program in Sweden (IASPIS), and recently at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn and Grand Central Art Center Santa Ana, CA.
Nevarez (b. Mexico City, Mexico) is an artist, musician, and Faculty in the MFA Fine Arts Program at the School of Visual Arts in New York.
Tevere (b. Chicago, USA) is an artist and Professor of Media Culture at the City University of New York / College of Staten Island.