Sunday Social is a derivative of the Mobile Block Party thrown in the past couple of years near the Mobile on the corner of Francis@Dowling near Project Row Houses. Those block parties were in response to a wave of thefts and a desire for safe socializing after dark. Engaging that corner was an attempt to “take back” part of our neighborhood lost to illicit activity.
Sunday Social is a public art event created in response to a recently published list of America’s 25 Worst Neighborhoods which features two corners in Houston’s Third Ward. MF Problem will host an afternoon social on the corner of Sauer @ McGowen to counter the temporary yet damaging description of this area by offering an alternative way to reactivate this and other “dangerous” corners.
This event draws on rural/Southern/African American traditional picnics, socials, and jubilees that include dancing, live music, food, and socializing. Guests are encouraged to dress in semi-formal clothing or your “Sunday Best.” Also, please bring a dish to share if you wish.
MF Problem is an art collective composed of Houston-based artists Autumn Knight and Robert Pruitt. We explore experimental social art practices while creating collaborative, conceptual, visual and performative strategies to critique the divisions of race, power and inequalities found in national and global social structures. MF Problem creates artwork in response to our collective life as an artist couple.