Sep 7, 2019
Studio Museum 127, 429 W. 127th St.
Brooklyn-based artist and educator Naima Green leads an interactive Storytelling Saturday session inspired by Pur·suit (2019), a deck of 54 playing cards, and forthcoming digital archive, featuring photographs of queer womxn, trans, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming people. The afternoon will begin with an open mic of radical queer texts followed by a demonstration on the basics of spades. Participants are encouraged to bring their favorite games and best spades partner!
Naima Green is a visual artist and educator currently living in Mexico City. She holds an M.F.A in Advanced Photographic Studies from ICP–Bard, an M.A. in Art Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a B.A. in Urban Studies and Sociology from Barnard College. Green presented two solo exhibitions in 2018 – All the Black language and A Collective Utterance and her work has been featured in exhibitions at MASS MoCA, the International Center of Photography, Houston Center for Photography, Bronx Museum, BRIC, Arsenal Gallery, and The Studio Museum in Harlem. Green has participated in residencies at the Bronx Museum, MASS MoCA, Vermont Studio Center, and is the recipient of the Myers Art Prize at Columbia University.
Throughout the run of Radical Reading Room at Studio Museum 127, drop by on the first and third Saturdays of each month to contribute your text to the community archive and discuss its personal and collective importance. Centering radical approaches to storytelling, programs in this series may take the form of writing workshops, zine-making workshops, or live oral histories led by members of our creative community.
This program is accessible by wheelchair and other forms of walking assistance.
inHarlem is made possible thanks to Citi; William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust; Rockefeller Brothers Fund; and The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation. Additional support is generously provided by The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Council.