FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Art In FLUX Harlem launches the next series of POP-UP exhibits
A collaborative art exhibition between
Art in FLUX Harlem, a popup art gallery, and “Blacken the Bubble"
Art Speaks! is a collaborative art exhibition between Art in FLUX Harlem, a popup art gallery, and “Blacken the Bubble”, a satirical play that sheds light on key social issues facing Harlem today. The opening reception will be held on Wednesday, October 3rd at 6:00 pm at Art in FLUX Harlem. The exhibit features the work of visual artists and performers who use the stage or canvas to critically address issues of race and identity. Exhibiting artists include: Andre Woolery, Béatrice Lebreton, Ibou Ndoye, Ivan Forde, Jill Knox, Leonardo Benzant, Margaret Rose Vendryes and recorded performances from “Blacken the Bubble.”
We call on the public to take part in active dialogue and examine issues of race, class, sexuality and gender. Through a series of talks and panel discussions, artists and invited guests alike will take part in a critical examination of why our society is conflicted by identity.
All are invited to participate as we collectively challenge, reshape and expand our current understanding of these issues through art and dialogue.
Art and Identity: Obligation or Choice
Event Dates: Saturday, October 13, 2012
Location: 118th and 7th
A discussion about the visual interpretation and the live theatrical work. This will be a moderated conversation by Micheal Dinwiddie, professor at NYU, with the playwright Eric Lockley, the director Jonathan McCrory, and the curated visual artists Jill Knox and Leonardo Benzant to see how the two medias of art, performance and visual, are in conversation with each other.
Affirmative Action in the 21st Century
Date: October 20, 2012
Location: 118th and 7th
How does the idea of a “post-racial” America impact how we currently view the world? Can America ever look past race? This will be a panel discussion exploring race politics and how it plays itself out. Moderated by Bridgit Evans, with panelists Herb Boyd and Michele Shay.
Wednesday, October 3rd
October 3–26, 2012
Art In FLUX Harlem
1961 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.
New York, New York 10026
Sowei RuPaul by Margaret Rose Vendryes, 2012, oil and cold wax on canvas and paper 48”x48”
When Forms Digress by Ivan Forde, 2012, digital collage, multiple exposures and digital pen tool, 17”x 22”