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How Arts Communities Respond to Social Change

Featuring Steve Lipuma, Jim Somoza, Jia Sung, Cecilia Zhang Jalboukh, and Phong H. Bui


1:45 p.m. Eastern / 10:45 a.m. Pacific

Join us for a conversation part of Industry City’s Design Festival 2022 on how artists and cultural workers have responded and adapted to the social and political changes of the past few years.

In this talk

Please note this is an in-person event.

Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022

Time: 1:45–2:45pm EDT

Location: Industry City, 33 35th Street, Building Five Two A

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Stephen Lipuma

A photograph of Stephen Lipuma
Native New Yorker Stephen Lipuma has a deep devotion to his photography and cinematography. Upon graduating from the School of Visual Arts in 1998 he has worn many hats. He has worked as both producer and photographer for a variety of publications and media outlets. He has also written music under the monikers Snob Hill, The Kindly Ones and The Exeter Popes. The Exeter Popes were featured on MTV in 2009 representing the year’s top band in New York City. Although only recently showing his photography to the public he has had solo shows in both Brooklyn (2010) and in Spain (2012). In (2013) he co-founded the artist collective and event space Court Tree Collective. He currently lives in Sunset Park with his wife Amy and daughter Rose.

Jim Somoza

A photograph of Jim Somoza
Jim Somoza is Partner and Director of Development of Industry City, Brooklyn.

Jia Sung

A photograph of Jia Sung
Artist and edcuator Jia Sung, born in Minnesota, bred in Singapore, now based in Brooklyn. Her paintings and artist books have been exhibited across North America, including the Knockdown Center, RISD Museum, Wave Hill, EFA Project Space, Lincoln Center, Yale University, and MOMA PS1. Her work has been published in The Paris Review, Emergence Magazine, Hyperallergic, Jacobin Magazine, and several other publications . She has taught at organizations like the AC Institute, Abrons Arts Center, Children’s Museum of the Arts, and Museum of Chinese in America. She was a 2018-2019 Smack Mellon Studio Artist and Van Lier Fellow, and is currently an adjunct professor at RISD, where she received her BFA in 2015.

Cecilia Zhang Jalboukh

A photograph of Cecilia Zhang Jalboukh
Cecilia Zhang Jalboukh is the Founder and Director of Brooklyn-based YI GALLERY.

Phong H. Bui

Photo of Phong Bui taken by Nicola Delorme
Photo by Nicola Delorme
Artist, writer, and independent curator Phong H. Bui is Publisher and Artistic Director of the Brooklyn Rail, the River Rail, Rail Editions, and Rail Curatorial Projects. Among many other awards, Bui received The Dorothea and Leo Rabkin Prize for Arts Writers in 2017, was the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from University of the Arts in 2020, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Award for Distinguished Service to the Arts in 2021.

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How Arts Communities Respond to Social Change

Featuring Steve Lipuma, Jim Somoza, Jia Sung, Cecilia Zhang Jalboukh, and Phong H. Bui

   at  1:45 p.m. ET / 10:45 a.m. PT

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