From the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s, The Poetry Project held an annual symposium that featured readings, talks, panels and workshops. This spring, we are thrilled to reinvent this 3-day event and expand our mission to provide a forum and network for our literary community. Allen Ginsberg saw the Project as a place where people could articulate their relationship to the most important national and global problems of the time, and believed that the planet needed imagination and the avant-garde spirit of poetry to survive. After the thrill of the 50th Anniversary celebration last year and another energetic New Year’s Day Marathon, we’re looking forward to making the symposium an annual opportunity to bring poets together at the church.
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This interactive exhibition considers how roleplay - found in many video games - can be used as tactic to reflect, contest and move beyond real-world power structures. No longer to be understood merely as a place of escape, the game realm and the ‘real world’ have collided.
"States of Play: Roleplay Reality is, hands down, the most emotionally effecting exhibition I’ve seen. From start to finish it is immersive, uncomfortable, upsetting, relatable, relaxing and terrifying. It’s a brilliant exhibition" - Art in Liverpool
Image credits: FACT, States of Play: Roleplay Reality, 2018. Photo by Jon Barraclough.
I'll be reading a piece of mine for this reading / discussion series organized by Brian Droitcour for unbag @ MoMA PS1 Sunday, April 1 - come :)
I'm reading with Darcie Wilder for Segue @ Zinc Bar on Saturday the 24th of March from 4:30pm - 6:30pm :)
82 WEST 3rd STREET, BETWEEN THOMPSON AND SULLIVAN STS.
NEW YORK CITY
$5 admission goes to support the readers
I am so excited to present my first solo exhibition @ AA|LA Gallery in LA, opening March 17th - please come if you're in LA <3
I'm incredibly excited to be part of @MoMA PS1’s #VWSundaySessions for Anti Bodies curated / presented by Topical Cream. Please please go to Anti Bodies on Sunday January 28. Get your tickets and find more information here.
Opening tmrw in Kitchener Canada - check it out if you're in the area!
Hey I have a little feature in this month's Artforum, check it out :)
I'm stoked to be included in this exhibition “New Black Portraitures,” an online exhibition curated by Aria Dean, assistant curator of net art and digital culture at Rhizome. Part of First Look: New Art Online, copresented by Rhizome and the New Museum.
Opening Saturday Oct 14th, 6pm - 9pm
October 14th - November 12th
“This quasi-object is not an object, but it is one nevertheless, since it is not a subject, since it is in the world; it is also a quasi-subject, since it marks or designates a subject who, without it, would not be a subject.” - Michel Serres
Songs for Presidents is pleased to present Something’s Come Between Us, curated by Sessa Englund, opening the fourth season in our space at 1673 Gates. Something’s Come Between Us explores the theory of the quasi-object as put forward by Michel Serres as it relates to passive objects, vulnerability and aggression, through the works of Rindon Johnson, Jes Fan, Victoria Haynes, Hanna Umin and Sessa Englund. Vulnerability is something that not everyone is afforded. It’s something to be measured, protected, and deployed; it is something that can be superimposed, consented to, and also used as a defense. The objects we create and employ to lengthen the distance between our bodies and our vulnerability allows for more breathing room; they allow us to control this distance, to deflect it, reposition it or beckon it closer. The object as a revealing trait of its sculptor, as an indicator of the identity of the artist, or as evidence of lived experiences or of hidden depths, resonates with Serres’ proposal.
Sliding scale $5-10 // No one turned away for lack of funds.
An event series creating and building a space for trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming artists/makers/thinkers and audiences.
The third installment featuring a video by Rindon Johnson (they/them) and Ser Serpas (she/her), a reading of poetry by Leigh Marques (they/them), an installation by Carmichael Jones (they/them), a performance by Jahmal B Golden (they/them), and the release of a zine by Misty Pollen (she/her).
:) thanks toEric Lawton & Daphne Takahashi I'm showing some old and new work @ Westbeth Gallery in the dope AF group show "Discursive Selves" thru August 11th in NYC