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Current Exhibitions

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June 23, 2021 – October 24, 2021

Amerika. God Bless You If It’s Good To You is an exhibition of flat works and performance collaborations of twelve new and recent drawings and mixed media collages by Harlem-based artist Wardell Milan. Split into two parts, the exhibition explores the undergirding of contemporary America. The first portion of the exhibition, comprising new works on paper, explores the insidious normalcy of White supremacy in America. At the heart of the exhibition is the question: “What do terrorists do when they’re not terrorizing?” This inquiry pushes the artist’s assertion that racial violence is interwoven into the fabric of American life, and is an indiscriminate presence in public and private realms––from the Bayou to the Bronx. The second section of the show, which is housed in a site-specific chapel structure, designed by Billy Ray Morgan, explores the idea of “Safe Space” for communities that have been historically oppressed. This chapel space, modeled after the Rothko Chapel, will set the stage for a series of collaborative performances, choreographed by Milan and Zachary Tye Richardson, and unpack the need for safety interlinked through histories of violence; to be affirmed and celebrated. Within this chapel, these irrepressible bodies cannot be flattened but must be reckoned with. 

 

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May 17, 2021 - August 9, 2021

Shellyne Rodriguez is an artist, educator, writer, and community organizer based in the Bronx. Her practice utilizes text, drawing, painting, collage and sculpture to depict spaces and subjects engaged in strategies of survival against erasure and subjugation.  This collection of work depicts friends, comrades, and neighbors from the artist’s community in the places they live and hustle. 

 

Shellyne Rodriguez es artista, educadora, escritora y organizadora comunitaria basada en el Bronx. En Su práctica artística ella utiliza texto, dibujo, pintura, collage y escultura para retratar espacios, sujetos y sus estrategias de supervivencia para defenderse de la dominación la eliminación. Esta colección de obras retrata amistades, camaradas, vecinas y vecinos de la comunidad de la artista en los lugares donde viven y se buscan la vida.

 

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April 28, 2021 - September 12, 2021

Born in Flames: Feminist Futures is a constellation of imagined world-scapes projected by fourteen contemporary artists. Set within the space of an exhibition, the artwork presented is a projection of the artists’ larger visions about futurity. Each section of the show is a microcosmic speculation on what could have been, what is, or what is to come. These worlds are steeped in lessons of our complicated pasts, peppered with the ravages of oppression but also blooming joys. Their work critically examines current struggles for equity by exploring strategies for justice and equality through multifaceted futurisms. 

 

Born in Flames: Feminist Futures (Nacer En Llamas: Futuros Feministas) es una constelación de mundos-paisajes imaginados en las proyecciones de quince artistas contemporáneas. Enmarcado en el espacio de una exhibición, las obras son una proyección de las visiones ampliadas de lxs artistas acerca de la futuridad. Cada sección de la muestra es una especulación micro cósmica de lo que podría haber sido, lo que es, y lo que está por venir.  Estos mundos están impregnados de las lecciones de nuestros complicados pasados, salpicados de los estragos de la opresión, pero también de las alegrías florecientes. Sus obras examinan críticamente las luchas actuales por la equidad a través de la exploración de estrategias para la justicia y la equidad a través de futurismos multifacéticas. 

 

Events

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Wednesday, August 4, 2021 | 6:00 - 7:00 PM

In conjunction with the exhibition, Wardell Milan: Amerika. God Bless You If It's Good to You, a series of performances collaboratively conceived by the artist and choreographed by Zachary Tye Richardson will engage a set of sculptures designed and fabricated by artist and designer Billy Ray Morgan for the exhibition. Titled 5 Indices on a Tortured Body, this performance series is presented in five acts taking place throughout the duration of the exhibition: The Black Male Body, The Female Body, The Trans Body, The Migrant Body, and the Quarantine Body.

 

Please register HERE to attend this free performance. 

 

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021 | 6:00 - 7:00 PM

In conjunction with the exhibition, Wardell Milan: Amerika. God Bless You If It's Good to You, a series of performances collaboratively conceived by the artist and choreographed by Zachary Tye Richardson will engage a set of sculptures designed and fabricated by artist and designer Billy Ray Morgan for the exhibition. Titled 5 Indices on a Tortured Body, this performance series is presented in five acts taking place throughout the duration of the exhibition: The Black Male Body, The Female Body, The Trans Body, The Migrant Body, and the Quarantine Body.

 

Please register HERE to attend this free event. 

 

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Saturday, September 4, 2021 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM

In conjunction with the exhibition, Wardell Milan: Amerika. God Bless You If It's Good to You, a series of performances collaboratively conceived by the artist and choreographed by Zachary Tye Richardson will engage a set of sculptures designed and fabricated by artist and designer Billy Ray Morgan for the exhibition. Titled 5 Indices on a Tortured Body, this performance series is presented in five acts taking place throughout the duration of the exhibition: The Black Male Body, The Female Body, The Trans Body, The Migrant Body, and the Quarantine Body.

 

Please resgister HERE to attend this free event. 

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021 | 6:00 - 7:00 PM

In conjunction with the exhibition, Wardell Milan: Amerika. God Bless You If It's Good to You, a series of performances collaboratively conceived by the artist and choreographed by Zachary Tye Richardson will engage a set of sculptures designed and fabricated by artist and designer Billy Ray Morgan for the exhibition. Titled 5 Indices on a Tortured Body, this performance series is presented in five acts taking place throughout the duration of the exhibition: The Black Male Body, The Female Body, The Trans Body, The Migrant Body, and the Quarantine Body.

 

More information to come on how to register for this event. 

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Wednesday, September 25, 2021 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM

In conjunction with the exhibition, Wardell Milan: Amerika. God Bless You If It's Good to You, a series of performances collaboratively conceived by the artist and choreographed by Zachary Tye Richardson will engage a set of sculptures designed and fabricated by artist and designer Billy Ray Morgan for the exhibition. Titled 5 Indices on a Tortured Body, this performance series is presented in five acts taking place throughout the duration of the exhibition: The Black Male Body, The Female Body, The Trans Body, The Migrant Body, and the Quarantine Body.

 

More information to come on how to register for this event. 

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021 | 6:00 - 7:00 PM

In conjunction with the exhibition, Wardell Milan: Amerika. God Bless You If It's Good to You, a series of performances collaboratively conceived by the artist and choreographed by Zachary Tye Richardson will engage a set of sculptures designed and fabricated by artist and designer Billy Ray Morgan for the exhibition. Titled 5 Indices on a Tortured Body, this performance series is presented in five acts taking place throughout the duration of the exhibition: The Black Male Body, The Female Body, The Trans Body, The Migrant Body, and the Quarantine Body.

 

More information to come on how to register for this event. 

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Sunday, October 24, 2021 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM

In conjunction with the exhibition, Wardell Milan: Amerika. God Bless You If It's Good to You, a series of performances collaboratively conceived by the artist and choreographed by Zachary Tye Richardson will engage a set of sculptures designed and fabricated by artist and designer Billy Ray Morgan for the exhibition. Titled 5 Indices on a Tortured Body, this performance series is presented in five acts taking place throughout the duration of the exhibition: The Black Male Body, The Female Body, The Trans Body, The Migrant Body, and the Quarantine Body.

 

More information to come on how to register for this event.