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One Must Live It: Pelenakeke Brown: enter // return

Jul 16, 2022 - Jul 16, 2022
One Must Live It: Pelenakeke Brown presents enter//return

Saturday, July 16th 6:00-8:00PM

Evening programming will feature enter // return, a new performance by Pelenakeke Brown that recognizes Lorenza Böttner as a queer, crip ancestor and offers ways to hold space and ceremony, together.

One Must Live It, In Conversation with Lorenza Böttner is made possible by the generous support of the Ford Foundation and contribution from Kartell. Programming is produced in partnership with Brooklyn Arts Exchange, NYU Center for Disability Studies, Proclaiming Disability Arts, and Viscose Journal with support from ACLS, an NYU Steinhardt Diversity Innovation Grant.

Informed by Lorenza Böttner’s description of her own artistic development, “It isn’t enough to think an idea or just believe in an idea, one must live it,” the Museum will host public programs in conversation with Lorenza Böttner: Requiem for the Norm over three weekends in July. Alongside additional works by Böttner centered on fashion and dance, the Museum’s gallery will be transformed into an experimental atelier, bringing together contemporary artists, designers, and dance artists whose practices resonate with Böttner’s life and work. They explore the intersections of disability, gender identity, and migration via queer dance, design, and performativity of fashion–recurring themes throughout the Böttner exhibition.

Intentionally open-ended, One Must Live It also invites answers to central questions: how might the museum decenter itself as an arbiter of knowledge, and become a place for collective meaning-making? What ways of knowing—affective, embodied—can the museum foster or recover?

One Must Live It, In Conversation with Lorenza Böttner is made possible by the generous support of the Ford Foundation and contribution from Kartell.

Programming is produced in partnership with Brooklyn Arts Exchange, NYU Center for Disability Studies, Proclaiming Disability Arts, and Viscose Journal with support from ACLS, an NYU Steinhardt Diversity Innovation Grant.

enter//return, a work-in-progress will use breath, scores, movement and drawing to potentially open up a portal of what home might look like. It will center the indigenous, queer, crip body by offering Samoan customs and exploring queer longing and crip visibility. Recognizing Lorenza Böttner as a queer, crip ancestor this work will offer ways to hold space and ceremony, together. Pelenakeke will meditate on failure and how we can enter and return to ourselves. This performance will mark the artists first in-person showing since the pandemic, in which she left NYC to return to Aotearoa (New Zealand). This work is an WIP leading to a premiere in the Fall at the new Queering the Crip, Cripping the Queer Festival in Berlin. For the final work Tte artist will be collaborating with a collective of artists with lived experience of disability in Aotearoa- together this work will explore spatial design, sound and performance through disability aesthetics.

Accessibility

Captions and/or ASL will be provided for this hybrid event.

For additional access requests, please email morgaine@leslielohman.org at least one week in advance.

For in-person visits and events, five external steps lead to the museum entrance doors: a wheelchair lift is available. All galleries are wheelchair-accessible, and a single-occupancy accessible restroom is located behind the visitor services desk. All restrooms are gender-neutral. Large print didactics are also available. Braille handouts are also available for Lorenza Böttner: Requiem for the Norm, that include the curator’s essay and information about upcoming programs.

Covid Safety

Masks must be worn by all visitors and guests unless eating or drinking. Additional instructions may be provided ahead of the event for registered guests. Museum staff members will also wear window masks to make communication more accessible.

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