2011-2012 QAM Mentor Barbara Hammer will show work as part of a group show entitledDivided States of America, held in The LGBT Center's public gallery space. Her originally chosen piece, The Superman, was replaced with Deep Secrets (Rex) from the show due to the organization's "requirements to remain non-partisan". The show includes work by several pioneering figures including QAF alumni McDermott & McGough and Ridykeulous whose political art practices have served as important oppositional voices in past periods of crisis.
2011-2012 QAM Fellow Tommy Pico will co-host with Morgan Parker a poetry reading series, PWA, founded in 2014. Born out of the question, asked boozily at a bar one night, "What if poetry readings were never boring?" This installment, their first held at Ace Hotel, will include special guests Paul Tran, Mahogany Browne and Janea Kelly. The event is free and followed by Parker's own Reparations, Live!, for which Parker invites a panel to "tell us what America owes them, and brainstorm the infinite paths to getting paid."
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2011-2012 QAM Mentor Justin Vivian Bond will be performing Late for Love at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater post Valentine's Day. Joe's Pub writes, "in an attempt to practice radical empathy Mx Justin Vivian Bond is stepping out of their liberal champagne bubble and venturing on a cultural fact finding mission across America. Sticking with their credo, 'Keep it Pretty, Keep, it Shallow, Keep it Moving,' Mx Bond asks, 'Why alienate when you can infiltrate?'"
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2016-2017 QAM Fellow Anna Campbell will present her paper Sculpture For during the College Art Association Conference, held this year in New York. Her work will be featured as part of the session New Materialisms in Contemporary Art, chaired by Lex Morgan Lancaster of University of Wisconsin - Madison. The session also includes presentations by Joshua Lubin-Levy, Sarah Cowan and Linda Besemer.
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2013-2015 QAM Mentor Yoruba Richen will screen a work in process cut of her new documentary film, How it Feels to Be Free, as part of the Athena Film Festival. The film explores groundbreaking black female entertainers, whose creative careers and political action for civil rights helped define their identities and inspire the next generation of women. Richen was also announced in January to be a recipient of Chicken & Egg Pictures' inaugural Breakthrough Award, which provides a $50,000 unrestricted grant to five women non-fiction directors, along with a year-long mentorship catered to each.
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Read the Breakthrough Award announcement here
2014-2015 QAM Fellow Arisleyda Dilone will show her short film Mami y Yo y Mi Gallito at the 29th MIX NYC New York Queer Experimental Film Festival. The film focuses on Dilone's relationship with her mother, primarily through a direct dialogue about Dilone's childhood, body and surgical decisions, and was completed during her QAM Fellowship.
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See a trailer for Mami y Yo y Mi Gallito here
Queer|Art and Museum of the City of New York are co-sponsoring an evening of discussion and viewing as part of the exhibition Gay Gotham: Art & Underground Culture in New York. The roundtable, Queer Art at the Edge, includes some of Queer|Art's favorite folks: moderator Hunter O'Hanian (Executive Director of the College Art Association), and panelists Sheila Pepe, LJ Roberts and niv Acosta. Each participant will present examples of their work, and discuss with O'Hanian what the cutting edge means to them. Following the talk, the Gay Gotham exhibition will be open for special late night viewing.
For more info and specially priced $10 tickets for the Queer|Art community, gohere and enter code MCNY2 - Each ticket includes admission to the museum!
2013-2015 QAM Mentor James Lecesne unveils the world premiere of his new play entitled The Mother of Invention with Abingdon Theatre Company. Written by Lecesne, directed by Tony Speciale and starring Concetta Tomei, the play looks at a family coping with the effects of Alzheimer's disease. The Company writes that the show "asks why we tell the stories we do about the people we love, and how we live with those stories after they’ve been debunked."
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2011-2012 QAM Fellow Jess Barbagallo acts in a new production of Basil Kreimendahl’s play, Orange Julius, directed by Dustin Wills and presented by Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Page 73. The play, which premiered at Moxie Theatre Company of San Diego in 2015, centers around a child and father struggling to connect - the father is a Vietnam veteran suffering from Agent Orange-related illness, and the child is transgender. As the elder's health fades, the child is led back through memories, fantasies, photo albums and war movie reenactments, in search for a meaningful relationship before there can no longer be one.
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Read the NY Times review here