Our three-weekend long summer convening series begins on Saturday, July 16:
One Must Live It: July Conversations
Image description: Lorenza is pictured nude on a smoky black background. She cradles an infant in her legs. The infant's blanket drapes over Lorenza's leg. She feeds the infant with a bottle held between her head and shoulder, and looks lovingly at the infant.
Intentionally open-ended, One Must Live It invites answers to central questions: how might the museum decenter itself as an arbiter of knowledge, and become a place for collective meaning-making? What ways of knowing—affective, embodied—can the museum foster or recover?
First Weekend: July 16
Image Description: Christopher poses with his head slightly tilted, arms crossed, wearing a black suit.
Photo Credit: Walter Wlodarczyk
One Must Live It: Tour of Lorenza Böttner: Requiem for the Norm with Christopher Unpezverde Núñez
Weekend convenings begin with a Saturday afternoon tour of the exhibition led by Christopher “Unpezverde” Núñez, Leslie-Lohman Artist Fellow Alum and visually impaired choreographer, dramaturg, educator and Disability advocate. Highlighting Böttner’s relationship to dance and movement with a live audience, this tour is in person only but will be recorded and available at a later date.
Image description:A photo looking up into the sky, with a person (Pelenakeke) dancing, with her arms captured in three different movements, with each movement layered on top of the other, to create a memory of motion. Image courtesy of the artist.
One Must Live It: Pelenakeke Brown presents enter//return
This performance has been updated and Pelenakeke Brown will be holding space with us virtually from Aotearoa, New Zealand.
Saturday evening's convening features enter // return, a work-in-progress by Pelenakeke Brown that will use breath, scores, movement and drawing to potentially open up a portal of what home might look like. Recognizing Lorenza Böttner as a queer, crip ancestor, Pelenakeke offers ways to hold space and ceremony, together.
Pelenakeke will join us virtually. The performance will be streamed on zoom and we will host a collective viewing party at the museum.
Saturday, July 16th, 6-8PM
In-person at the Museum for a live streamed screening
Image Description: A pastel of Lorenza falling away in a soft and saturated blue space. Her expression has a sense of knowing and calmness as her back curves towards her extended leg and her hair trails in the wind.
One Must Live It: Day-Long Symposium in conversation with Lorenza Böttner
In partnership with NYU Center for Disability Studies, the Museum will host a day-long convening and exchange focusing on Böttner’s oeuvre, diving into the possibilities of queer kinship, and the embodied experiences of transgender identity, disability, and migration, which Böttner’s work illustrates.
Speakers include Exhibition Curator Paul B. Preciado, Adrian Jones–Adjunct Professor, Fashion Institute Technology, Alice Sheppard & Laurel Lawson of Kinetic Light, Artist Mary Duffy, Author McKenzie Wark, Simi Linton of Proclaiming Disability Arts, and Jules Gill-Peterson, author of Histories of the Transgender Child, and more.
Image description: 8 differently-colored ‘planets’ surround the text ‘ROTATIONS’. The planets are in various states of waxing and waning. In the background is a starry night sky.
One Must Live It: Rotations Workshop
On Sunday the museum will host Rotations, a hybrid movement workshop in partnership with Brooklyn Arts Exchange, organized by Yo-Yo Lin and friends.
Rotations is a “collaborative movement practice project focused on deepening and challenging our understanding of artistry, disability, and access.” The workshop welcomes anyone who holds a relationship with illness/disability, which includes those who are unsure about their disability status.
Image Description: An abstract, surreal line art of a body. Feet and limbs are distorted, sizes exaggerated, and the 'face' is complex, multivalent, but still recognizable as a face. Drawing by Chella Man
This weekend will highlight artists working in fashion and art who will transform the space into a site of ideas exchange, and making. Topics include what fashion has to offer transness, how clothing can signal safety and joy in an ableist world, and how contemporary photography and fashion might function as a vital tool for self representation and preservation in QTBIPOC, and disability communities.
Roundtable: Disability and Joy in partnership with 1969 Gallery and organized by Chella Man
Friday, July 29th: In-person and online
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fashion Pop up
Saturday, July 30th: In-person
Fashion Pop-Up and Roundtable and Reception with Viscose Journal
And finally, we’re pleased to share these photos from our Queer Icons event in June. Thanks again to all who were able to attend!
Image Description: A .gif cycles through various images from the Queer Icons event, hosted at the museum. The icons in question, along with museum guests, are shown engaging in lively conversation at the museum.
Photo Credit: Leandro Justen
For in person visits, five external steps lead to our main entrance: a wheelchair lift is available. All galleries are wheelchair-accessible.
There is a single-occupancy accessible restroom located behind the visitor services desk.
All restrooms are gender-neutral.
Lorenza Böttner: Requiem for the Norm Exhibition Accessibility
Large print didactics are available at the front desk.
Braille handouts are also available at the front desk for Lorenza Böttner: Requiem for the Norm, that include the curator’s essay and information about upcoming programs.
Access information for each program is on its EventBright page. You may also always email email@example.com to connect around access needs and desires.
The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art provides a platform for artistic exploration through multi-faceted queer perspectives. We embrace the power of the arts to inspire, explore, and foster understanding of the rich diversity of LGBTQIA+ experiences. Through annual exhibitions, public programs, educational initiatives, artist fellowships, and a journal, LLMA forefronts the interrelationship of art and social justice for LGBTQIA+ communities in NYC and beyond. Our collection includes over 25,000 objects spanning 4 centuries of queer art.
One Must Live It, In Conversation with Lorenza Böttner is made possible by the generous support of the Ford Foundation and contribution from Kartell.
Programming is produced in partnership with Brooklyn Arts Exchange, NYU Center for Disability Studies, Proclaiming Disability Arts, and Viscose Journal with support from ACLS, an NYU Steinhardt Diversity Innovation Grant.
The Museum is generously supported, in part, by public funds from Mellon Foundation, The Institute of Museum and Library Services, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council. Programmatic support is also provided by the Achilles Family Fund; Booth Ferris Foundation; Keith Haring Foundation; John Burton Harter Foundation; and the Henry Luce Foundation. Individual support is proudly provided by the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art's Board of Trustees and Global Ambassadors.