X PERFORMA 17 <br>WHOSE HOPES? WHOSE FEARS?

X PERFORMA 17
WHOSE HOPES? WHOSE FEARS?


Barbara Kruger’s instantly recognizable - and frequently appropriated - white Futura Bold font over red blocks has become ubiquitous in the skate community. What is lesser known is that her work is rooted in broadcasting highly charged messages that engage issues of and ideas about power, desire, identity, consumption, and feminism. HD was invited to host a panel as part of Performa 17’s programming which aimed to not only address shifting political and cultural currents, but to reflect on Kruger's installation at the L.E.S. skate park. Major shifts in skateboarding explored on the panel include the recent induction of skateboarding in the 2020 Olympic games, increased normalization of skateboarding into popular culture that has increased female participation, and increased corporate interest to capitalize.

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X 224 MULBERRY ST  <br> WOMEN IN SKATEBOARDING

X 224 MULBERRY ST
WOMEN IN SKATEBOARDING


Skateboarding is stereotypically thought of as a male sport. With the a significant number of growing female participants, this panel takes a cursory look into the world of women in skateboarding. From skating parking lots to sharing how the insidious oppressions that exist within the culture are felt, each panelist offers candid insight to this layered discussion.

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X 224 MULBERRY ST <br>  SKATEBOARDER OWNED BUSINESSES

X 224 MULBERRY ST
SKATEBOARDER OWNED BUSINESSES


Panelists will share their journey from skate rat to adult life and breakdown how skateboarding has influenced their choices each step of the way. HD's first panel features friends who I’ve met through skating who run their own business. We look at how, as skateboarders, risk adversity might translate to business while also examining the role of "controversy" within the industry through skate graphics and branding. Panelists recount both their struggles and opportunities, while sharing how they’ve carved a career from it.

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