Refest 2.0 | Dissonance, Technology & Freedom

March 7, 2018 - March 10, 2018

La MaMa Galleria | 47 Great Jones Street

All events on Thursday, March 8th & Friday, March 9th will continue as scheduled.

Presented in collaboration with La MaMa Galleria,
Magnum Foundation, Seoul Arts
Center for Constitutional Rights,
& NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program

CultureHub's annual festival will bridge communication between artists, activists, and technologists to explore technologies role in shaping our future. In this "un-conference", participants will engage in performances, exhibitions, demonstrations, and open dialogue sessions that will question the ways in which creative technologies enhances or limit our personal and collective freedoms.

Event Schedule

Wednesday March 7, 2018 EVENTS CANCELED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

Thursday March 8, 2018
6pm | Exhibition Opens with light refreshments and meet our artists and collaborators
7pm | Performances by Matt Romein and Tiri Kananurak

Friday March 9, 2018
7pm | Exhibition Opens
7:30pm | Performances by Renata Gaui and Jaycee Hermida Holmes
8pm | Long Table Discussion

About the Artists

CultureHub is an incubator for creativity focused on the intersection of art and technology. We connect artists from diverse disciplines and cultures and provide them with environments in which to collaborate, experiment and explore. We serve local and global communities by providing an open space for creative research, artistic exchange and learning. CultureHub was founded in 2009 in partnership with La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club in New York City and the Seoul Institute of the Arts in Korea.
Center for Constitutional Rights is dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, CCR is a non-profit legal and educational organization committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change. CCR brings together activists, lawyers, and storytellers to make a difference in the world and motivate a wider audience to resist oppression in all its forms and fight for change.
Magnum Foundation is a non-profit organization expanding creativity and diversity in documentary photography, amplifying new voices and approaches through grantmaking, training, mentorship, and strategic collaborations. MF's work is grounded in the belief that stories told in creative ways and by image-makers working within their own communities have the possibility to transform how we see and understand the world.
NYU ITP (Interactive Telecommunications Program) is a two-year graduate program located in the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU whose mission is to explore the imaginative use of communications technologies — how they might augment, improve, and bring delight and art into people's lives. Perhaps the best way to describe us is as a Center for the Recently Possible.
The Seoul Institute of the Arts, founded by renowned playwright Chi Jin Yoo in 1962, is a leading arts institution in Korea, educating more than 2400 students and creative professionals in 14 different artistic disciplines. A driving force in the Korean art and culture scene, Seoul Arts has four primary goals that drive its educational and programmatic initiatives: to provide an educational environment that is both creative and global, to focus on collaboration and interdisciplinary work that preserves traditional Korean culture in new forms, to strengthen cooperation between industry and academia, and to support the integration of art and science.  
Founded in 1984, La Galleria is a nonprofit gallery that serves its neighborhood as a venue that encourages an active dialogue between the visual arts, new media, performance, curatorial, and educational projects. Its focus is to offer programming that reaches beyond the expectations of traditional gallery and institutional exhibition-making, to a diverse and intergenerational audience.