OUR ELEMENTS 2019
opening january 5 | 6-9p
*Naomi Elena Ramirez performance at 7p
through january 12
136 ave c., ny, ny
DJ Tikka Masala
Naomi Elena Ramirez
M (this year in solidarity)
PERFORMANCE AND TALK: Thursday, January 10th 6-9 - Performances and Talk at 7p with Rina Espiritu and Naomi Elena Ramirez. Moderated by AOT Project founder, Douglas Turner
#QUEERSOLUTIONS PROJECT: Ongoing - Is an anonymous review of your 2018. Throughout the duration of the exhibition, attendees are encouraged to write down an honest review of their 2018 (maybe even add a wish for the future to that). Why? New Year’s Resolutions are a bit of a false high. Especially on Social Media platforms, we get validation from our peers, giving us that endorphin high that barely gets us through the rest of January. With #Queersolutions, you write your review anonymously, put it away, and move on! It’s a hashtag, so yes we will be sharing images online.
Monday 7th: 12 - 4p
Tuesday 8th: 11 - 3p
Wednesday 9th: 1 - 6p
Thursday 10th: 4 - 9p *Performances and talk at 7p
Friday 11th: 1p - 6p
Saturday 12th: Closing Day 12 - 6p
Location: 136 avenue c., between 8th and 9th st
A collaborative exhibition of queer and feminist artists, in its second iteration, working in a variety of mediums whose work interacts with the political, social, and cultural conditions of gender, sexuality, economics, and politics and exploring ideas of bodies, time, emotional labor, place, and the interplay between identity and medium. This project aims to think about what it means to be an individual, in a collective, and find a safe space to process the political trauma that is wreaking havoc on intersectional bodies. This means women, queers, immigrants, people of color, folks with different ability statuses, among other factors under current political, economic, and cultural conditions. The artists employ different tools including sculpture, spatial intervention, illustration, video, audio, text, performance, and social media to explore such ideas and how it relates to them.
In this the second iteration of Our Elements, we explore the oppression and emancipation of our bodies and perceptions, the gift of sight afforded by being an other, love and connection, loss and moving on.
Our Elements 2019 is possible through the generous support of the Lower East Side Girls Club