I dream of a world
where borders are really bridges to celebrate connection,
where different colors remind us of how we need all hues for a full vision of life,
I don’t dream of sameness and uniformity – I dream of Encounter, of Relationship.
I dream of celebrating diversity, flavor, and the never-ending wonder that comes from encountering a new friend with a different story.
That is what I think of when I dream of “inter-national”.
I think of how we are interconnected. I think of how we belong to one another.
I think of how seeing a map of this world can be a vision of solidarity. All those languages, all those ways of living and loving, all of our stories weaving in and out together in the great flow of where we’ve come from, where we are now, and we can dream to go together.
Sara Tang (#notwhite collective) – Manifesto Project II
In 2018, the #notwhite collective was an awardee of the Keyword: International Research Grant, a project of the Carnegie International and the Kelly Strayhorn Theater (KST). As part of this project, the collective developed its first Manifesto, which was presented as a performance during the symposium held in October 2018 at the KST, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
In 2019 our year-long residency with the Sidewall Project will expand on the ideas generated as a result of our discussions, research, and sharing during the Manifesto Project. The series of the twelve images will use the collective’s portraits and excerpts from each of their respective manifestos to further our creative vision of inclusion and representation of all of us in-betweeners.
For more art and community work see PRESS page.
Woman It Woman A #notwhite Collective Exhibition, Carlow University Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, September 19-December 13 2019
Mindscapes, Imagebox, Pittsburgh, PA October 2019
sidewall: A Mural Exhibition, sidewall Mural Project, Pittsburgh, PA, Jan-Dec 2019
Human Chain, Homestead First Fridays, Homestead, PA July 2019
Strange Enchantments: A Midsummer Night’s Art Exhbiition, Black Forge Coffee House, Pittsburgh, PA July 2019
Strange Enchantments: A Night of Poetry and Spoken Word, Black Forge Coffee House, Pittsburgh, PA July 2019
In Between the Middle: A #notwhite Collective Exhibition, ¡Buen Vivir! Gallery for Contemporary Art, Buffalo, NY, Apr-Jun 2019
Betwixt & Between: A Night of Poetry and Spoken Word, ¡Buen Vivir! Gallery for Contemporary Art, Buffalo, NY, Apr 2019
Home Language, Project-LOGUE, Assemble, Pittsburgh, PA, Mar 2019
Lunar New Year/ Tết / Seol-Nal Community Celebration, Everyday Cafe, Pittsburgh, PA, Feb 2019
Rib of Man: The Culture of True Womanhood, Carlow University, Pittsburgh, PA, Nov 2018
Mindscapes, Level Up Studios, Pittsburgh, PA, Oct 2018
Cool Green Art, Black Forge Coffee House, Pittsburgh, PA, Aug 2018
Keyword: EXPANSION, Carlow University, Pittsburgh, PA, Oct 2018
Keyword: International Symposium, Kelly Strayhorn Theater, Pittsburgh, PA, Oct 2018
Festival of Friendship, Revolution of Tenderness, Trust Arts Education Center, Pittsburgh, PA, Sep 2018
Central: A #notwhite Collective Exhibition, Edge Effects: 28th Annual Heartwood Forest Council, Slippery Rock, PA, May 2018
Contextual Camouflage, McKoy Creative, Trust Arts Center, Pittsburgh, PA, Apr 2018
In Between the Middle, The Brew House Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, Feb 2018
We Wore the Masks, Future Tenant, Pittsburgh, PA, Mar 2016