Radical Reading Room
May
3
to Oct 27

Radical Reading Room

For Radical Reading Room, The Studio Museum in Harlem invited over 40 artists, writers, publishers, and community organizations to share works—their own or those they admire—that engage with the history of black printed matter and the discourse surrounding its circulation. The resulting contributions, presented for visitors to explore at its Studio Museum 127 location, address how art is produced and contextualized, the performance of language, and the creation of black narratives. Housed in a site-specific structure, the reading room celebrates creators of African descent who contribute to contemporary visual culture and challenge structures of colonized knowledge production.

As Radical Reading Room pays tribute to Harlem as a site for black creative congregation, we invite visitors to browse the available materials and contribute their own.

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Studio Salon | Storytelling Saturdays
Sep
7
2:00 PM14:00

Studio Salon | Storytelling Saturdays

Brooklyn-based artist and educator Naima Green leads an interactive Storytelling Saturday session inspired by Pur·suit (2019), a deck of 54 playing cards, and forthcoming digital archive, featuring photographs of queer womxn, trans, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming people. The afternoon will begin with an open mic of radical queer texts followed by a demonstration on the basics of spades. Participants are encouraged to bring their favorite games and best spades partner!

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The Library After Hours: Pride
Jun
21
7:00 PM19:00

The Library After Hours: Pride

NYPL Library After Hours Pride edition will include:

  • Explore the history of LGBTQ civil rights following the 1969 Stonewall Riots through the Library’s exhibition Love & Resistance: Stonewall 50 featuring photographs, documents, ephemera, and more that illustrate the themes of nightlife, love, activism, and the queer press.

  • Curator talk with Jason Baumann, the Library’s assistant director of Collection Development and curator of Love & Resistance

  • Artist talk with photographer Naima Green, creator of the project “Pur·suit”, a deck of playing cards featuring queer womxn, trans, non-binary, and gender nonconforming people

  • A literary drag show with Drag Queen Story Hour and special guests

  • Morgan Bassichis, Vichet Chum, Dillon Heape, Donja R. Love and others read aloud from the Library’s vast LGBTQ archives, sharing love letters and unpublished materials by Virginia Woolf, James Baldwin, Truman Capote and more!

  • Crafts and coloring inspired by NYPL collections 

  • Music by DJ Robi D Light

  • Walt Whitman: America's Poet exhibition

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Optics: Queer Eye(s)
Jun
12
6:00 PM18:00

Optics: Queer Eye(s)

With increasing visibility for queer folks and queer stories in popular culture (see: the Netflix reboot of Queer Eye, FX’s Pose, and RuPaul’s Drag Race—now in its eleventh season), it’s important to take a look at how we got here. This session of Optics commemorates the 1969 Stonewall Riots, and examines how Stonewall’s legacy has contributed to a visual language of queer resistance over the last 50 years. How have images of queerness—and those made from a queer lens—troubled and expanded (inter)national understandings of human rights, community, anger, and celebration?

Join journalist and curator Sarah Burke, photographer Naima Green, performance and queer studies scholar Kareem Khubchandani, and series host Reya Sehgal for this meditation on what the queer eye can see, featuring a special performance by Untitled Queen.

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Pur·suit x ICP Projected
May
14
to May 20

Pur·suit x ICP Projected

The International Center of Photography’s ongoing series Projected highlights the work of new voices who tell stories through concerned photography and visual culture.

During the day, the work is presented on monitors and during evening hours, images are literally “projected” onto the windows of the ICP Museum; they can be viewed from the sidewalk outside the museum and are most visible after sunset.

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Photoville L.A.
Apr
26
to May 5

Photoville L.A.

  • Annenberg Space for Photography (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Parallax

Presented by Authority Collective

Authority Collective presents queer artists of color who are re-visioning the lexicon that imagines the queer form: framing it as beautiful, strong, complex and multi-faceted

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The Portrait is Political
Apr
24
to May 12

The Portrait is Political

The Portrait is Political

This trio of exhibitions will be on view at BRIC House during the BRIC OPEN.

On View: Apr 24 - May 12, 2019

The overarching theme, The Portrait is Political, alludes to the fact that all three exhibitions on view in the Gallery focus on artists and subjects who represent marginalized, under-recognized communities in Brooklyn. The first step in social justice - the theme of the 2019 BRIC OPEN - is validation of the individual; the portrait is a key means of recognizing individual lives.

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