J. F. Bautista

J. F. Bautista

Astoria, NY, US


2020 - Solidarity: International

Solidarity: International

Discussion Panel: Thursday, September 10, 2020

Covid-19 put into perspective how small our world has become in our modern way of life. In addition to being equally vulnerable to a tiny invisible virus, its spread across borders is facilitated by the frequency and ease of travel and connectivity from one part of the world to the next. Our innate leaning towards tribalism is becoming outdated at a faster rate than ever, yet solidarity, mutual aid and community care, on a local or international level, are still not part of our day to day thinking. What actual benefits could thinking globally and being global citizens bring, not just in the face of a pandemic but in our humanitarian evolution? How do we liberate ourselves of false leadership in order to build social contracts and global communities that are empathetic, equitable, just and effective? To consider the impact of our decisions and actions beyond ourselves is an evolutionary step towards understanding our emotional follies and remedying the world of its consequences. 

“Hope is an embrace of the unknown and the unknowable, an alternative to the certainty of both the optimists and the pessimists… It is the belief that what we do matters even though how and when it may matter, who and what it may impact, are not things you can know beforehand.” - Rebecca Solnit

Curated by: Tina Stipanovic, Diana Alsip, and Tim Kelly

Katrina Slavik · Nazrene Alsiro · Polat Canpolat · Rebecca Sherman · Jordan Segal · Adrienne Moumin · Jaime Bautista · Diana Alsip · Shuang Chen · Dionisios Kavvadias · Charlotte Fleming · Ace Alamillo · Emily Shih · Tina Glavan

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Status: Built
Location: 30-09 35th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11106
My Role: Artist
Additional Credits: Curated by: Tina Stipanovic, Diana Alsip, and Tim Kelly