Sunday, March 8, 2020

LESLIE-LOHMAN MUSEUM

 
Charles Henri Ford, Untitled Poem Poster (The Sink), 1964. As part of Other Points Of View.
On View Through May 17, 2020
The Armory Show
Ronald Feldman Gallery: Group Show
March 5 - 8

Ronald Feldman Gallery’s 2020 Armory Show booth will present work by Cassils and Hannah Wilke – two feminist-informed artists who centralize their body in their art practice, and use performance, sculpture, and photography to directly confront the dominant regimes of sex, gender, and power.. >>>
SPRING/BREAK Art Show
JORDAN EAGLES: VINCI
Through March 9

To explore ideas around how we, as a society, value objects, life, and long-term survival, Eagles' new series, VINCI, appropriates Leonardo da Vinci's Salavtor Mundi, rendered in blood donated from an activist, living long term with HIV, and who is undetectable. The VINCI installation, on view at SPRING/BREAK, curated by Theodore Kerr for What Would an HIV Doula Do?, includes an Illumination, wall mounted works, and a complimentary poster for all visitors. >>>
SPRING/BREAK Art Show
Liz Collins: Over the Edge
Through March 9
Booth 1007

Over the Edge, is a solo exhibition featuring Liz Collins curated by Jane Ursula Harris. Harris writes, "As a forerunner to the kind of textile-based practice the contemporary art world is currently obsessed with, Collins has long explored the porous boundaries between painting and sculpture, art and craft, object and performance. Hers is a decadent, maximalist statement on the power of color and form through a distinctly performative, sensual lens." >>>
Paula Cooper Gallery
Ja'Tovia Gary: flesh that needs to be loved
Through March 21

Using a broad range of techniques such as direct animation, documentary, experimental film, video art, and cinema verité, Gary's “flesh that needs to be loved” charts the ways structures of power shape our perceptions around representation, race, gender, sexuality, and violence. Her work seeks to liberate the distorted histories through which Black life is often viewed while fleshing out a nuanced and multivalent Black interiority. >>>
Sam McKinniss
Jonathan Taylor Thomas
Through March 22

Jonathan Taylor Thomas features portraits of Aaliyah, Justin Bieber, Mason Ramsey, and other famous entertainers similarly “discovered” at tender ages. The impetus for this latest body of work is child stardom in American pop culture, but the exhibition is also intended as something of a “Comedy of Errors.” As in Shakespeare, McKinniss’s sense of humor here relies on twinship and mistaken identity as plot devices or themes. >>>
El Museo del Barrio 
Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla (I Am an Island)
Through March 22

The queer, Cuban-born artist’s first museum retrospective, which was previously on view at The Phillips Collection in Washington DC and the Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico, is overdue: Zilia Sánchez is a longtime icon in Puerto Rico, where she has lived and worked since 1972. The exhibition charts seven decades of work and includes her sensually shaped canvases. >>>
Alice Austen House
POWERFUL AND DANGEROUS: The Words And Images Of Audre Lorde
March 22 - June 5
Opening: Sunday, March 22, 2-5 PM

The Alice Austen House presents the 1983 landmark press photo series of Audre Lorde by Robert Alexander. The exhibition will hold up a lens to the contemporary women’s movement and consider how Lorde’s words resonate today. Powerful and Dangerous will explore the relationship between language and activism as well as how photographic composition conveys different messages.During the 3-month exhibition there will be a series of public programs. >>>
e-flux
Rojava Film Commune, Forms of Freedom
Through April 4

The Rojava Film Commune, a collective of filmmakers founded in 2015 and based in the autonomous region of Rojava (which means “West” and refers to the western part of Kurdistan in contemporary northern Syria), inaugurate their first exhibition in an art institution in the US. For the exhibition Forms of Freedom, curator iLiana Fokianaki and the Commune drew from the Commune’s vast archive of collectively and individually produced films to arrive at a selection reflecting the methodologies, thinking process, and radical imaginaries of the collective. >>>
Yancey Richardson
Tseng Kwong Chi: East Meets West
Through April 4

Best known for his ironic photographic portraits and tongue-in-cheek performances, Tseng Kwong Chi rose to prominence as part of a group of artists making art in New York City’s East Village in the 1980s. This exhibition presents photographs from Tseng’s East Meets West series, for which the artist donned a stereotypical Mao suit — an extension of his artistic persona of a Chinese “Ambiguous Ambassador” — and posed in front of iconic architecture, playfully examining the conventions of tourist photography and poking fun at perceptions of identity, truth, and fiction. >>>
Company Gallery
Jeanette Mundt: Still American
Through April 12, 2020

Still American’s serialized reproductions exist, semi-altered, in a synergy of transference, from abstraction to figuration and back again. A re-ordering of collective recollection through a composite of styles and techniques, Mundt takes ownership and mastery of heavily utilized motifs in the history of painting: Landscape, Nude, Self-Portrait, then sets them ablaze. Fire itself, Mundt notes, is an elusive element to perfect, and a flicker of painter’s bravado. And within this unsettling production and reproduction of fire, Mundt establishes her narrative control. >>>
Recess
Naima Green: Pur·suit
Through April 18

Inspired by Catherine Opie’s Dyke Deck, artist and educator Naima Green made a 54-card poker deck, “Pur·suit,” featuring images of people who are often erased: queer womxn, trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people. The exhibition, which includes an in-gallery portrait studio where queer visitors can sit for portraits, expands upon the deck.
Matthew Marks Gallery
Leidy Churchman: Earth Bound
Through April 18, 2020

In Churchman’s work, no subject is off limits. The scale of these twenty-one new paintings varies from a one-foot-tall abstract composition to an interior scene more than eight feet wide. One painting depicts the camera lenses of the newest iPhone arranged like three eyes, another a bouquet of roses, while another, based on a Tantric divination card, pictures a cloud-covered Earth from space with a new Earth rising up behind it. >>>
Jack Barrett
Molly Soda: You Got This
Through April 19

Staging new works across a range of media, You Got This, examines aspiration and authenticity, as two major social and structural forces shaping our early Internet- era personas. Negotiating the space between commercial objects and the projected self, Soda considers how we make sense of our identities in a shared digital space. >>>
Brooklyn Museum
Out of Place: A Feminist Look at the Collection
Through September 13

Out of Place: A Feminist Look at the Collection presents artworks that defy conventional museum display and collecting frameworks. By featuring works that have routinely been seen as “out of place” in major museums—because of the artist’s identity or their unorthodox approach to materials and subjects—the exhibition examines how artists can transform long-held cultural assumptions. Featuring over 60 works by 44 artists including Louise Bourgeois, Betye Saar, and Carolee Schneemann. >>>
The Sultan Room at The Turk's Inn
CANDYSTORE: Strangers with Candystore
Friday, March 6, 7-9:30 PM

An evening of true stories and raunchy readings exploring the breadth of human sexuality. Hosted by NYC poet and performer Candystore, Strangers with Candystore is the second iteration of an ongoing series investigating all things erotic. >>>
Apexart
Sound & Vision
Saturday, March 7, 6:30 PM

Performance and Record Release in conjunction with Souls Grown Diaspora (on view through March 7).

Sound & Vision provides a platform to artists working with both visual art and music in contemporary art, visionary art, and the space in between. For this special closing event, organized with Gordon Robichaux, Otis Houston Jr., Dean Spunt, Frederick Weston will perform short overlapping sets. The record release and performances will be the closing party for Souls Grown Diaspora and also kick off the collaboration between Houston Jr. and Spunt who will record new music in Los Angeles in March 2020. >>>
99 Scott
Heads
Sunday March 8, 7-9 PM

Heads is an event series organized by Aily Nash, Mary Helena Clark, and Josh Minkus. It presents performances, moving image, sound, music, readings, and food one evening a month. Sundays event includes a recording of poet Kevin Killian reading "It's All Over My Face,” performances by, Erik Thurmon, Nour Mobarak, and food by Bettina Yung. >>>
The Center
Second Tuesday Presents, The Young And Evil: Jarrett Earnest And Kenneth Silver In Conversation
Tuesday, March 10, 6:30 PM

Join Jarrett Earnest and art historian Kenneth Silver for a conversation celebrating the publication of “The Young and Evil: Queer Modernism in New York, 1930–1955.” It tells the story of a group of modernist artists active during the early 20th century, when homosexuality was as problematic for American culture as figurative painting was for modernist artists and writers. Earnest and Silver will discuss the evolution of queer representation and consider strategies for writing, thinking and exhibiting alternative art histories. >>>
The New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Toni Morrison Tribute
Wednesday, March 18, 7-9 PM

Few books have inspired, moved, and changed readers more than Toni Morrison’s Beloved. To honor its creator—a Library Lion and Lifetime Trustee—an all-star lineup of writers, actors, and thinkers will return to Morrison’s indelible work with readings, performances, and conversations. >>>
St. Mark’s Church
The Poetry Project Presents: Sarah Schulman & Prageeta Sharma
Wednesday, March 18, 8:00 PM

In their newest work, Sarah Schulman and Prageeta Sharma explore grief as embodied, radical, and charged with possibility and question. Through critiques and reconsiderations of memorialization, we find narratives of loss opening into more complex and still-shifting terrain. Schulman's expansive document of AIDS activism — Let the Record Show: ACT UP and the Enduring Experience of AIDS — is forthcoming with Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2021. Sharma's most recent book is Grief Sequence, published by Wave in 2019. >>>
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Undisclosed Locations: A Look at Queens Queer History
March 19, 6-8 PM

A visual presentation featuring Patricia Silva's original photographs and archival images of 25+ LGBTQ sites in Queens before the year 2000. An unprecedented record of LGBTQ history in Queens, Undisclosed Locations examines patterns of public space and architectural records to highlight Queens LGBTQ+ cultural history from Astoria to Fort Tilden. >>>
Regen Projects
Los Angeles, CA
Catherine Opie: Rhetorical Landscapes
Through April 4

For over thirty years, Catherine Opie has captured often overlooked aspects of contemporary American life and culture. Rhetorical Landscapes continues Opie’s examination of the current American political landscape and the moving image, a visual technology that she utilized in her first film, The Modernist. In the center of the gallery eight monitors form a closed circle. Life size in height and resembling oversized iPhones, each monitor features a screen that displays an animated film Opie calls “political collages.”  >>>
Hauser & Wirth
Los Angeles, CA
August Sander: New Women, New Men, and New Identities 
Through April 12

Hauser & Wirth will partner with the Los Angeles Philharmonic to present ‘August Sander: New Women, New Men, and New Identities,’ an exhibition that brings together pathbreaking portraits by renowned German photographer August Sander (1876 – 1964) with original examples of the first gay and lesbian journals ever published. This presentation marks the first solo exhibition in Los Angeles in over a decade devoted to Sander’s pioneering work. >>>
Michel Rein
Paris, France
A.K. Burns: Globster Soot, Medium Rare
Through March 21

Marianne arrived in the hull of a ship. Dismembered for easy transit, and upon arrival reconstituted as a monstrous figure — a diva of idealism. On the eve of 2020, 133 years old, geriatric and exhausted from the burden of rendering false ideologies, her torch sputtered and smoked, off-gassing the residue of a dying ember. Then the blood evacuated her arm from holding it above her head for so long. And that was that, back on the barge she goes. Like all the other refuse in New York City (an annual 33 million tons), she was deported. In memory of her fatal existence, Marianne Deludes the World (2020) has been forcefully returned to Paris to linger in the coffers of the white cube.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles, CA
Julie Mehretu
Through March 22

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
This comprehensive mid-career retrospective of Ethiopian-born queer artist Julie Mehretu covers the first two decades of her work, which, through her hallmark large and often multilayered abstract landscapes, examines themes like colonialism, capitalism, geopolitics, war, diaspora and displacement. After Los Angeles, the show will move on to New York's Whitney Museum from June 26 to Sept. 20. >>>
ARTIST OPPORTUNITIES & RESOURCES
OPEN CALL


Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR), the first residency in the United States exclusively for artists identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer, is now accepting applications for its prestigious and internationally recognized summer program. >>>
'Holyrad Studio: A Documentary' Trailer

Queer Intersectional Production Studio and Safe Space. 

We created this space out of the necessity of our own lived experiences as QPOC creatives trying to navigate a system that is not built for us. >>>
The Great Project Art Studio
Fort Lauderdale, FL
MEN'S LIFE DRAWING
Sundays, 2-5 PM

Join a group of men for a bi-weekly, freestyle, male life drawing events, Sunday afternoons from 2-5 PM. We have a nude male model for long and short poses. All levels welcome - explore your creativity - bring your art supplies. >>>

My Gay Eye (Mein Schwules Auge) contains images from over 120 artists and authors from the global queer communities. Its curators have put a focus on bridging two continents and the sister cities of Berlin and Los Angeles. This issue is a survey of the history, development and influence of the artist Tom of Finland (Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920-1991) as expressed through homages and critiques.
In Search of STONEWALL: The Riots at 50 The Gay & Lesbian Review at 25

Best Essays, 1994-2018

Issue no. 56

Homosurrealism is an online magazine, new art community and gathering place for LGBTQ artists with a surreal flavor. This issue includes NYC artists, many who have shown at Leslie-Lohman Museum 

The Gay & Lesbian Review / Worldwide is a bimonthly magazine of history, culture, and politics that strives to provide enlightened discussion of issues and ideas of importance to lesbians and gay men. 

USE CODE: J15LLN to receive a free copy of the current issue.

The Bureau of General Services-Queer Division is a queer cultural center, bookstore, and event space hosted by The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City. 

We are proud to be a member of Soho Arts Networka working network of non-profit art spaces in SoHo who celebrates the rich history of the unique creative community and collectively share this distinctive cultural contributions to the lives of residents and visitors. 
Join a group of passionate individuals who believe in the power of art to change the world. 
 
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Image credits:

(Title image): Robert Giard, Arthur Tress as Muse of Photography, 1978/1980. Silver gelatin print, 14 x 14 in. Collection of the Leslie-Lohman Museum. Gift of Jonathan Silin, 2016.82.24

Jessica Yetrofsky, Untitled, Alexia, 11.7 x 16.5 in. 2015, digital C-print. Edition of 25. Courtesy of the Leslie-Lohman Museum.

ALL other images copyright the artist.
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