Art + Practice and Craft Contemporary co-present 6°, a single-day, virtual symposium bringing together six L.A. non-profit art organizations to address systemic racism in the art world. With the current uprising against police brutality, systemic oppression, and the elevation of the Black Lives Matter movement, arts organizations are also using this moment to discuss how racial inequality affects the internal dynamics of the art world. In holding these conversations publicly and transparently, 6° aims to build collective momentum and support in creating collaborative and systemic change. The six participating institutions include: Art + Practice, Craft Contemporary, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA), Materials & Applications, NAVEL, and The Underground Museum.
With a combination of pre-recorded and live events, 6° is a single-day, virtual symposium bringing together six L.A. non-profit art organizations. Through dynamic, individually presented programs from the viewpoint of each institution, we aim to begin a collective and open conversation addressing how to dismantle and identify systemic racial inequalities in the art world. Where can we start?