A critique of the BRASS IN POCKET show:
Laying bare the evolution of the curatorial approach, as Lusty and Wadkins have, has the unfortunate effect of casting the show as feminist lite at best and as a rejection of feminist art at worst.
I really love this, it’s by my friend Jason Roy.
Nina Mashurova wrote a piece (“Making Safer Spaces”) about our conversation at Silent Barn Public Meeting X: Safer Spaces for The Media’s 23rd issue. I really enjoy her conclusion at the end, which I’ve included above, courtesy of The Media.
You can also stream the entire audio recording of this discussion on Silent Barn’s YouTube channel.
Relatedly important: we coined the term “brahvant garde" (meaning "bro avant garde") which I foresee being helpful in the forever future.
Thanks to Rachel Levy for snapping the photo above!
A photo I took during Hurricane Sandy last year, one of the most surreal sights I’ve ever seen. I took the bus from my parents’ house (on Long Island) to Jamaica station (Queens) to catch the J, which was the only train running, to get into Brooklyn. The subway was taped off because the MTA wasn’t charging fees for the first few days after the storm.
SILENT BARN NEWSLETTER #51: PUNKY PUMPKIN CASTLE
The latest Silent Barn newsletter is up! Find out all about tonight’s Public Meeting on safer spaces, our upcoming Silent Ball, the Gigantic Talk Launch Party and Voice of the Valley Fundraiser. Plus see all the great photos and videos from last weekends CMJ events.
I’ll be moderating this panel at Silent Barn tomorrow night at 7pm. I’ve written some questions to guide the discussion but you’re welcome to reply here or contact me if there’s anything in particular you’d like to ensure we cover. The second half of the panel will be a Q&A.
More info & RSVP: http://on.fb.me/GWRa0C
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Public Meeting X
What is a safer space? How can we create inclusive spaces that promote a culture of respect and accountability? How do safer space policies work; how are they negotiated; how are they implemented? What are the benefits of implementing a safer space policy? What are the possible disadvantages or fallouts? Can any space truly be considered “safer”?
░ Sky (Bluestockings) ░
░ Spencer (ABC No Rio) ░
░ Suzy (Shady Hawkins) ░
░ Leah (Support NY) ░
░ Megan (Lazurite) ░
░ Kate Wadkins (International Girl Gang Underground) ░
stay after for the show! music TBA
Zine table courtesy of DiTKO! Zine Library!
≡ FREE ≡
≡ ALL AGES ≡
≡ DOORS at 7 ≡
≡ PANEL at 8 ≡
≡ MUSIC at 10 ≡
603 Bushwick Ave
J M Z to Myrtle/Bway
L to Jefferson
No BYOB, no drinking in the yard
No mean players
SNEAK PEEK: here’s my submission to the BRASS IN POCKET companion zine. I illustrated a quote by one of our artists, Lynnette Miranda!
WANNA SUBMIT? The deadline has been extended through October 20: http://bit.ly/19J1Vwc
BRASS IN POCKET COMPANION ZINE
DEADLINE EXTENDED THROUGH OCTOBER 20, 2013
CLICK FOR MORE DETAILS! SUBMIT YOUR PIECES TO BOOKLYNOPENCALL@GMAIL.COM
Curators Aimee Lusty and Kate Wadkins seek submissions for a feminist art zine to be released at the close of BRASS IN POCKET, a group show opening Friday, September 13, 2013 at Booklyn Artists Alliance.
The zine seeks to represent contemporary feminist artists who explore new…