Third graders from The Children's Workshop School in the East Village visited Pace Gallery to take part in CMA Artist in Residence Miguel Braceli's forthcoming public art project, Urgent Futures.
Students divided themselves into six groups, where they formualted questions based on WHAT, WHEN, WHO, HOW, WHERE, WHY, COMO, QUE. Afterwards, students illustrated and wrote their questions on large inflatable letters.
About Urgent Futures
Urgent Futures is a participatory project designed to collect, discuss, and stage children’s voices and their most critical questions of our time. Through a collective performance developed in conjunction with local public school students, CMA Artist in Residence Miguel Braceli will transform Times Square into an Assembly, making space for large-scale letters, raising children’s voices, and embodying their questions as a way to assimilate the urgency of their future.
Special thanks to Jumoke McDuffie-Thurmond and Pace Gallery for their support of this event. Programs at Children's Museum of the Arts are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.