TAB 2021–22

Group portrait of TAB 2021–2022
TAB 2021–22. Anika Amin, Nayeli Guzman, Halima Ait Elhoussine, Yali Romagoza (instructor), Wan Jun Wen, Brenda Javier, Masiath Samiha. Photo: Katherine Abbott. ©INFGM / ARS

For the 2021–2022 year, interns in the Teen Advisory Board (TAB) learned about Isamu Noguchi’s path to create the Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum, and the structures from which other New York City art museums were built. Considering the social role of art, TAB interns focused on anti-racism and inclusion within art museums through discussions about artist representation.

For their final project, TAB interns created a performance entitled To Heal is to Fight. The title suggests the fight for representation that people of color often struggle with in arts institutions. To celebrate diversity, TAB members wore outfits in different colors with the slogan “To Heal is to Fight” printed on their costumes. Each student had the slogan printed in a language other than English that they identified with. The performance included a series of meditative movements that represented a search for peace and healing inspired by the garden of the Noguchi Museum.

TAB members perform To Heal is to Fight in Noguchi Museum garden

Video: Caroline Urdina and Vegas Chiddick
Music: Brian Bolger, Nineties Pad
Cover photo: Katherine Abbott

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