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2021-11-03 Tomie Arai

Tomie Arai is an American artist and community activist who was born, raised, and is still active in New York City. Her works consist of multimedia site-specific art pieces that deal with topics of gender, community, and racial identity. She is highly involved in community discourse, and co-founded the Chinatown Art Brigade.

Part of ¡GRAPHIC LIBERATION!: Perspectives on Image Making and Political Movements, a series of live conversations organized by Josh MacPhee (the 2020/21 Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation Artist-in-Residence in the Department of Art and Art History at Colgate University), Colgate students, and distinguished political graphics producers, exploring the role of culture in social movements and the history and evolutionary usage of political graphics.
Josh MacPhee is a designer, artist, and archivist. He is a founding member of both the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative, a decentralized group of political artists from the US, Canada, and Mexico, and Interference Archive, a public collection of cultural materials produced by social movements, based in Brooklyn, NY. MacPhee is the author and editor of numerous publications, including Signs of Change: Social Movement Cultures 1960s to Now and Signal: A Journal of International Political Graphics and Culture.