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MFA Alum American Artist to Open Solo Show and Feature in Three Group Shows

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unbag Issue 2: End

Printed Matter

January 11, 2018

6-8 PM

231 11th Avenue

New York NY 10001

Join us for the release of unbag Issue 2: End, featuring critical essays, literary works, visual art, and web-specific projects that begin with the notion of “end.” The event will feature readings/presentations by Justin Allen, Thea Ballard, Shawné Michaelain Holloway and Baseera Khan. Join the event on Facebook here.

Contributors to the issue include: Morehshin Allahyari, Devin Kenny and Justin Allen, American Artist, Thea Ballard, Daniel Cerrejón, Fayen d’Evie, Jesse Darling, Benjamin Davis, Thom Donovan, Shawné Michaelain Holloway, Baseera Khan, William Lee, Ishmael Marika, Precious Okoyomon, Ashwin Ravikumar, Joe Riley, Calvin Warren, and Intersectional Lexicon Against Xenophobia, Racism, Sexism, Ableism, Homophobia, and Transphobia, Etc.

Cover: Performance of Acoustic Sound Blanket by Baseera Khan at the Whitney Museum of American Art, July 21, 2017. Photograph by Filip Wolak. Special thanks to Participant Inc.

More info via Printed Matter.

Black Spatial Cultural Memory

The Studio Museum of Harlem

January 15, 2018

4—6 PM

144 W 125th Street

New York NY 10027

In this program, Their Own Harlems exhibiting artist Julie Mehretu, architect and scholar Mabel O. Wilson, and visual artist American Artist explore the roles of architecture, digital art, and photography in creating and preserving black cultural memory. This conversation focuses on how these disciplines exist in relationship to black urban spaces with cultural and historical significance, such as Harlem, that are also undergoing vast political and demographic changes.

Mounted in honor of the centennial of the birth of Jacob Lawrence (1917–2000), Their Own Harlems examines the ways in which the urban landscape has influenced Lawrence’s artistic practice, as well as that of other artists. This public dialogue will be moderated by the exhibition’s curator Connie Choi—Associate Curator, Permanent Collection—and will be followed by a Q&A segment.

This event is a part of Last Look, a four-day celebration of art and artists from our final exhibition season in our current building.

More information and tickets are available via The Studio Museum of Harlem.

Citizen: An American Lyric

St. John’s University Gallery

January 15, 2018—March 14, 2018

February 1, 2018 (Opening Reception)

4—6 PM

80-00 Utopia Parkway

Jamaica NY 11432

The exhibition features twenty artists whose work illuminates the concerns expressed by Claudia Rankine in her book of the same title. The exhibition investigates the relentless racism of daily life that renders many “citizens” invisible. The exhibition will be on view from Monday, January 15 through Sunday, March 14, 2018. The public is invited to attend the opening reception on Thursday, February 1st from 4:00-7:00PM. A musical performance by SJU Faculty member Tyreek Jackson will take place at 5:30PM.

The Citizen project connects the academic community with the lived pain caused by continuing racism in 21st century America, as well as the tunnel of history from which it emerges. Organized by Yulia Tikhonova, director of Yeh Gallery, this exhibition brings together a racially diverse group of artists who interrogate and unpack the structures that reproduce white dominance, through an exploration of the two traumas that lie at the heart of American history: slavery and genocide.

More information is available via Yeh Gallery.

Black Gooey Universe

(Solo Exhibition)


January 26, 2018—February 16, 2018

January 26, 2018, Opening Reception

February 16, Closing Conversation with Eileen Isagon Skyers

424 Gates Avenue

Brooklyn NY 11216

HOUSING is a place for art located in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. It is guided by a desire to stimulate public discourse through the work of artists & creative practitioners whose works show critical commentary and intent. Part of our motivation is to support artistic practices and aesthetic experiences that contour the limits of visibility, and advance the conditional inclusion of artists of color.

Find updates via HOUSING and see more work by American Artist.



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