A project of Related Tactics
August 1 – September 11, 2022
Made possible by Montalvo Art Center’s Lucas Artists Program and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
Thick Solidarity is a project in Related Tactics’s ongoing Who Else But Americans series that explores the liberatory potential of relationships between communities of color as we navigate the extractive and violent systems of nation-building, power, and American exceptionalism.
Thick Solidarity is a residency project organized by Related Tactics inviting two cohorts of multidisciplinary artists to join together in building community, resting, and carving out space for each artist to conduct research. The ongoing work as a collective focused on racial justice and solidarity is an exploration of creating connections and dialogue between artists & cultural organizers of color who are also committed to exploring these issues in their work and life within their communities.
This project was inspired by the conceptual framework of “thick solidarity” that Roseann Liu and Savanna Shange describe as the process of deep community building and mobilization that comes from nurturing shared empathy without conflating racialized experiences between communities of color. This thematic framework is offered to allow space for conversation and reflection with the hope of planting seeds for the future.