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Installation view of Jeremy Dennis, Return Our Stolen Sacred Shinnecock Hills, 2022


Talk | Another Justice: Land back Panel with artists Jeremy Dennis and Koyoltzintli Miranda-Rivadeneira, and local activist

In the Lichtenstein Theater

September 30, 6 pm - 7 pm

REGISTER

Join For Freedoms at the Parrish on Friday, September 30, as Indigenous artists Jeremy Dennis (Shinnecock) and Koyoltzintli Miranda-Rivadeneira (Ch’ixi Ecuadorian), both featured on the Shinnecock Monuments, discuss the Land Back movement in a round table discussion with Shinnecock Council Trustee and attorney, Kelly Dennis, and artist Nour Batyne.

The roundtable is part of a series of programs in conjunction with the exhibition, Another Justice: US is Them–Hank Willis Thomas | For Freedoms (July 23 to November 6) and offsite at the Shinnecock Monuments, organized in partnership with The Watermill Center who has invited several artists from the For Freedoms collective for a residency from September 14 to October 7, 2022, as part of their Inga Maren Otto Fellowship for visual artists.

During the residency, For Freedoms, in collaboration with the Parrish and Watermill, will organize a series of public programs, workshops, and thematic Town Halls with members of the East End community. Taking place at both The Watermill Center and the Parrish, each program will be centered on an Another Justice campaign themes.

Another Justice: Justice Makers Workshop

Saturday, October 1, 2022, 11 AM, The Watermill Center

Interactive crafting workshop on the For Freedoms Infinite Atlas and AJ Mixtape with For Freedoms Co-Founder Eric Gottesman and his son Sika. Together, they will ask the viewer to imagine a just world: How do we get there from here? What is your role?

Another Justice: Viewpoints | Gender Justice

Thursday, October 6, 6 to 7 pm, The Watermill Center

Artists Pamela Council and Zoë Buckman, featured in Another Justice: US is Them at the Parrish, and special guest performer Autumn Breon discuss gender justice in Viewpoints, The Watermill Center’s year-round conversation series, granting art enthusiasts the opportunity to gather and discuss creative themes vital to the contemporary moment.

About For Freedoms

For Freedoms is an artist collective that centers on art and creativity as a catalyst for transformative connection and collective liberation. By wielding the power of art, the group aims to deepen and expand its capacity to interrogate what is and imagine what could be. An art collective founded in 2016 by a coalition of artists, academics, and organizers—including Hank Willis Thomas, Eric Gottesman, Michelle Woo, and Wyatt Gallery—For Freedoms promotes infinite expansion through art, and is dedicated to awakening a culture of listening, healing, and justice.

 

About the Speakers

Jeremy Dennis is a contemporary fine art photographer and a tribal member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation. In his work, he explores indigenous identity, culture, and assimilation. He received a 2016 Dreamstarter Grant from Running Strong for American Indian Youth to pursue On This Site, which uses photography to showcase significant Native American sites on Long Island. A Parrish collection artist, Dennis was the 2018 Parrish Road Show artist, and part of Art on the Grid by Public Art Fund in 2020. He lives on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation in Southampton, where he founded Ma’s House, a BIPOC artist residency.

 

Koyoltzintli Miranda-Rivadeneria is an interdisciplinary artist, plant worker, and educator living in New York. She grew up in the coast of Ecuador and the Andes, geographies that permeate her work. She focuses on geopoetics, ancestral technologies, ritual, and storytelling through collaborative processes and personal narratives. Intersectional theories and earth-based healing inform her practice., Work by Miranda-Rivadeneria, who was nominated for Prix Pictet in 2019, has been exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, the United Nations, Aperture Foundation, and the Photographic Museum of Humanity. She received the Photographic Fellowship at the Musee du Quai Branly in Paris and a NYFA Fellowship.

 

Kelly Dennis is a licensed attorney specializing in Federal American Indian Law, and Secretary of the Council of Trustees for the Shinnecock Indian Nation. She is a newly appointed member of the Department of Interior Advisory Committee for Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland representing Eastern Regional Tribal Nations. Dennis is also an artist primarily working in painting to depict culturally significant symbolism and narratives.

 

Nour Batyne is a creative producer, facilitator, and artist whose work lies at the intersection of immersive storytelling, futures thinking, and social innovation. She is a Next Generation Foresight Practitioner Fellow at the School of International Futures, and serves as an Associate Instructor for the Nonprofit Management M.S. program at Columbia University. With a global portfolio of work, Batyne is currently based in New York City and is an organizer for the Wide Awakes, an open-source network that radically reimagines the future through creative collaboration.

 

About The Watermill Center

Founded in 1992 by avant-garde visionary Robert Wilson, The Watermill Center is an interdisciplinary laboratory for the arts and humanities situated on ten acres of Shinnecock ancestral territory on Long Island’s East End. With an emphasis on creativity and collaboration, The Center offers year-round artist residencies and education programs, providing a global community with the time, space, and freedom to create and inspire. The Watermill Center’s rural campus combines multifunctional studios with ten acres of manicured grounds and gardens, housing a carefully curated art collection, expansive research library, and archives illustrating the life and work of Artistic Director, Robert Wilson. The Center’s facilities enable Artists-in-Residence to integrate resources from the humanities and research from the sciences into contemporary artistic practice. Through year-round public programs, The Watermill Center demystifies the artistic process by facilitating unique insight into the creative process of a rotating roster of national and international artists.

About Another Justice: US is Them–Hank Willis Thomas | For Freedoms

Hank Willis Thomas (a conceptual artist working with themes related to identity, commodity, media, and popular culture), and For Freedoms (the artist coalition he co-founded to model and increase creative civic engagement, discourse, and direct action) were invited to create an exhibition specifically for the Parrish. On view in the galleries, outdoors on the Museum grounds, and as digital billboards on the Shinnecock Monuments on Sunrise Highway, Another Justice: US is Them includes nearly 30 works by 12 contemporary artists in mixed media, sculpture, site-specific installation, wall painting, and photography. The exhibition is a call to the community to reconvene, and reconsider what justice can be in a time of imbalance.

Artists include Zoë Buckman, Pamela Council, Jeremy Dennis, Jeffrey Gibson, Eric Gottesman, Christine Sun Kim, Muna Malik, Joiri Minaya, Koyoltzintli Miranda-Rivadeneira, Kambui Olujimi, Hank Willis Thomas, and Marie Watt. Another Justice: US is Them is organized by Corinne Erni, Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs and Senior Curator of ArtsReach and Special Projects, with support from Brianna Hernández, Curatorial Fellow, and is co-curated by Hank Willis Thomas and Carly Fischer.

Advance ticket purchase with pre-event registration is recommended. Limited tickets will be available at the door. All sales are final, non-transferable, and non-refundable.

More information surrounding our COVID-19 protocol →

Friday Nights at the Parrish are made possible, in part, by Presenting Sponsor:

Additional support provided by Weill Cornell Medicine – Southampton and The Corcoran Group

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Talk | Another Justice: Land back Panel with artists Jeremy Dennis and Koyoltzintli Miranda-Rivadeneira, and local activist

In the Lichtenstein Theater

September 30, 6 pm - 7 pm

REGISTER

Join For Freedoms at the Parrish on Friday, September 30, as Indigenous artists Jeremy Dennis (Shinnecock) and Koyoltzintli Miranda-Rivadeneira (Ch’ixi Ecuadorian), both featured on the Shinnecock Monuments, discuss the Land Back movement in a round table discussion with Shinnecock Council Trustee and attorney, Kelly Dennis, and artist Nour Batyne.

The roundtable is part of a series of programs in conjunction with the exhibition, Another Justice: US is Them–Hank Willis Thomas | For Freedoms (July 23 to November 6) and offsite at the Shinnecock Monuments, organized in partnership with The Watermill Center who has invited several artists from the For Freedoms collective for a residency from September 14 to October 7, 2022, as part of their Inga Maren Otto Fellowship for visual artists.

During the residency, For Freedoms, in collaboration with the Parrish and Watermill, will organize a series of public programs, workshops, and thematic Town Halls with members of the East End community. Taking place at both The Watermill Center and the Parrish, each program will be centered on an Another Justice campaign themes.

Another Justice: Justice Makers Workshop

Saturday, October 1, 2022, 11 AM, The Watermill Center

Interactive crafting workshop on the For Freedoms Infinite Atlas and AJ Mixtape with For Freedoms Co-Founder Eric Gottesman and his son Sika. Together, they will ask the viewer to imagine a just world: How do we get there from here? What is your role?

Another Justice: Viewpoints | Gender Justice

Thursday, October 6, 6 to 7 pm, The Watermill Center

Artists Pamela Council and Zoë Buckman, featured in Another Justice: US is Them at the Parrish, and special guest performer Autumn Breon discuss gender justice in Viewpoints, The Watermill Center’s year-round conversation series, granting art enthusiasts the opportunity to gather and discuss creative themes vital to the contemporary moment.

About For Freedoms

For Freedoms is an artist collective that centers on art and creativity as a catalyst for transformative connection and collective liberation. By wielding the power of art, the group aims to deepen and expand its capacity to interrogate what is and imagine what could be. An art collective founded in 2016 by a coalition of artists, academics, and organizers—including Hank Willis Thomas, Eric Gottesman, Michelle Woo, and Wyatt Gallery—For Freedoms promotes infinite expansion through art, and is dedicated to awakening a culture of listening, healing, and justice.

 

About the Speakers

Jeremy Dennis is a contemporary fine art photographer and a tribal member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation. In his work, he explores indigenous identity, culture, and assimilation. He received a 2016 Dreamstarter Grant from Running Strong for American Indian Youth to pursue On This Site, which uses photography to showcase significant Native American sites on Long Island. A Parrish collection artist, Dennis was the 2018 Parrish Road Show artist, and part of Art on the Grid by Public Art Fund in 2020. He lives on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation in Southampton, where he founded Ma’s House, a BIPOC artist residency.

 

Koyoltzintli Miranda-Rivadeneria is an interdisciplinary artist, plant worker, and educator living in New York. She grew up in the coast of Ecuador and the Andes, geographies that permeate her work. She focuses on geopoetics, ancestral technologies, ritual, and storytelling through collaborative processes and personal narratives. Intersectional theories and earth-based healing inform her practice., Work by Miranda-Rivadeneria, who was nominated for Prix Pictet in 2019, has been exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, the United Nations, Aperture Foundation, and the Photographic Museum of Humanity. She received the Photographic Fellowship at the Musee du Quai Branly in Paris and a NYFA Fellowship.

 

Kelly Dennis is a licensed attorney specializing in Federal American Indian Law, and Secretary of the Council of Trustees for the Shinnecock Indian Nation. She is a newly appointed member of the Department of Interior Advisory Committee for Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland representing Eastern Regional Tribal Nations. Dennis is also an artist primarily working in painting to depict culturally significant symbolism and narratives.

 

Nour Batyne is a creative producer, facilitator, and artist whose work lies at the intersection of immersive storytelling, futures thinking, and social innovation. She is a Next Generation Foresight Practitioner Fellow at the School of International Futures, and serves as an Associate Instructor for the Nonprofit Management M.S. program at Columbia University. With a global portfolio of work, Batyne is currently based in New York City and is an organizer for the Wide Awakes, an open-source network that radically reimagines the future through creative collaboration.

 

About The Watermill Center

Founded in 1992 by avant-garde visionary Robert Wilson, The Watermill Center is an interdisciplinary laboratory for the arts and humanities situated on ten acres of Shinnecock ancestral territory on Long Island’s East End. With an emphasis on creativity and collaboration, The Center offers year-round artist residencies and education programs, providing a global community with the time, space, and freedom to create and inspire. The Watermill Center’s rural campus combines multifunctional studios with ten acres of manicured grounds and gardens, housing a carefully curated art collection, expansive research library, and archives illustrating the life and work of Artistic Director, Robert Wilson. The Center’s facilities enable Artists-in-Residence to integrate resources from the humanities and research from the sciences into contemporary artistic practice. Through year-round public programs, The Watermill Center demystifies the artistic process by facilitating unique insight into the creative process of a rotating roster of national and international artists.

About Another Justice: US is Them–Hank Willis Thomas | For Freedoms

Hank Willis Thomas (a conceptual artist working with themes related to identity, commodity, media, and popular culture), and For Freedoms (the artist coalition he co-founded to model and increase creative civic engagement, discourse, and direct action) were invited to create an exhibition specifically for the Parrish. On view in the galleries, outdoors on the Museum grounds, and as digital billboards on the Shinnecock Monuments on Sunrise Highway, Another Justice: US is Them includes nearly 30 works by 12 contemporary artists in mixed media, sculpture, site-specific installation, wall painting, and photography. The exhibition is a call to the community to reconvene, and reconsider what justice can be in a time of imbalance.

Artists include Zoë Buckman, Pamela Council, Jeremy Dennis, Jeffrey Gibson, Eric Gottesman, Christine Sun Kim, Muna Malik, Joiri Minaya, Koyoltzintli Miranda-Rivadeneira, Kambui Olujimi, Hank Willis Thomas, and Marie Watt. Another Justice: US is Them is organized by Corinne Erni, Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs and Senior Curator of ArtsReach and Special Projects, with support from Brianna Hernández, Curatorial Fellow, and is co-curated by Hank Willis Thomas and Carly Fischer.

Advance ticket purchase with pre-event registration is recommended. Limited tickets will be available at the door. All sales are final, non-transferable, and non-refundable.

More information surrounding our COVID-19 protocol →

Friday Nights at the Parrish are made possible, in part, by Presenting Sponsor:

Additional support provided by Weill Cornell Medicine – Southampton and The Corcoran Group