Tuesday, January 9 at 7:00 pm
Johanna Burton, curator of "Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon," currently at The New Museum
"Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon” currently fills the New Museum. The show (which continues through January 18) investigates gender’s place in contemporary art and culture at a moment of political upheaval and renewed culture wars. The exhibition features an intergenerational group of artists who explore gender beyond the binary to usher in more fluid and inclusive expressions of identity.
Johanna Burton is the curator of this fabulously reviewed show. She will discuss the show with a slide show and talk with several of the artists in the show.
Appearing with Burton will be Gregg Bordowitz, a "beautiful, challenging, visionary" artist, AIDS activist, and writer who makes videos, including "Fast Trip, Long Drop," "A Cloud in Trousers," and "The Suicide;" writes including Drive: The AIDS Crisis is Still Beginning, and The AIDS Crisis is Ridiculous and Other Writings, and an opera based on Michel Foucault's History of Sexuality. Having won a Guggenheim, he is currently working as a professor in the Video, New Media, and Animation department at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Also Sasha Wortzel, an artist, filmmaker and activist living and working in New York City. She is the writer, director, and producer of Happy Birthday, Marsha! (with Reina Gossett) about trans-pioner Marsha P Johnson. In addition to The New Museum, Wortzel has recently presented work at the Berlin International Film Festival, DOC NYC, Outfest LA, Newfest, BFI Flare, Tribeca Interactive, Leslie Lohman Museum, A.I.R. Gallery, and Cooper Gallery. Her work has been supported by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Art Matters Foundation, the Astraea Foundation’s Global Arts Fund, and the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).
For more information about The New Museum and this show, see The New Museum.
For information about this presentation, see The LGBT Center.
About The Second Tuesday Lecture Series
The Second Tuesday Lecture Series is the longest running program at The LGBT Center. Since 1985, more than 250 speakers have made presentations in the arts, academia, and politics. Speakers representing every major cultural award, including the Pulitzer Prize, the Grammy Award, the Academy Award (The Oscars), Broadway's Tony Awards, the Lambda Literary Award, and the National Book Award, as well as the UK Booker Literary Award, have made presentations.
Through this program, Larry Kramer spoke about the plight of the AIDS Crisis in March 1987, thus beginning ACT-UP, the largest direct action AIDS organization in the world.
About The LGBT Center
The Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving New York’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities since 1983. As the heart and home of NYC’s gay communities, more than 5,000 people a week visit The Center to participate in its dozens of social service, civic, and cultural programs. The Center has a long history as a cultural hub, with ongoing presentations that showcase the work of both emerging and established artists. In addition, the Center provides affordable meeting space for nearly 400 lesbian and gay groups, ensuring that a broad range of services is available in a central location.
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