I'm Kenney Mencher. I'm an artist who left a tenured professorship in 2016 to pursue making art full time. This blog is about art, art history, with a emphasis on human rights. I make homoerotic art featuring bears, otters & other gay wildlife.
Friday, July 29, 2022
One Must Live It: Final weekend of Roundtables and Pop Ups
Image Description: A gif cycles through images of some of the artists and designers in the pop-up. They wear their clothing -- bright, colorful, painted, sculptural, kaleidoscopic pieces.
One Must Live It: Fashion Pop Up
Saturday and Sunday will culminate with a fashion pop-up shop featuring queer designers and artists from NYC and beyond. Swing through, hang out, and shop from 1-5pm at the museum. Artists including Chella Man, Rebirth Garments, Melodie Staccato, Vincentta, Malcom-xBetts, B.Anele and Telfar Tival will bring their wares to the museum, where guests can not only enjoy the work, but take it home for themselves. Plus on Sunday, the inimitable Telfar Tival also known as Dollnxtdoor will be dj’ing all afternoon. Hit the town, grab some brunch, bring your friends and come through!
These designers and artists all use fashion as a site to explore transness, how clothing can be a source of safety and joy in an ableist world, and how photography and fashion can function as a vital tool for self representation and preservation in BIPOC, queer, disability communities.
Some items are free for Black queer community members, courtesy of the artists. Join us and experience the joy of liberatory design.
Image description: A poster: The left hand side reads: Viscose Journal Presents: Trans Fashion Working Roundtable. Panelists: Tracey "Africa" Norman Connie Fleming Dara Allen Cruz Valdez, Moderated by Tourmaline. Sunday 31st of July 4pm-6pm followed by reception music by dollnxtdoor. Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art 26 Wooster Street New York. Booking essential via Leslie-Lohman website. Wheelchair accessible, ASL and cart provided on-site. The right hand side of the poster is a black and white image of a model on the runway.
Fashion Pop-Up and Roundtable and Reception with Viscose Journal
We’re ending our Summer convenings with a show out. This roundtable will bring together key fashion industry figures to discuss histories of trans work in the fashion industry: trailblazing models Tracey “Africa” Norman and Connie Fleming alongside contemporary industry leaders photographer Cruz Valdez and Interview Mag fashion director, Dara Allen. The conversation will be moderated by activist and artist Tourmaline, who recently co-designed the gender-inclusive “Collective Opulence Celebrating Kindred" swimwear collection for Chromat. The talk will be followed by drinks and more fashion pop-up shopping time!
This programming also serves as the opportunity to preview content from our annual print publication The Archive, this time created in collaboration with the fashion criticism publication @viscose_journal. In-line with Lorenza Böttner: Requiem for the Norm and accompanying programming, this issue will pay special attention to the intersecting topics of transness, fashion, and archival knowledge. It is slated for publication in partnership with the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art in Autumn 2022 and is co-edited by Viscose Founding Editor-in-Chief, Jeppe Ugelvig with fashion theorist Alex Esculapio, and writer and critical theorist Che Gossett.
For in person visits, five external steps lead to our main entrance: a wheelchair lift is available. All galleries are wheelchair-accessible.
There is a single-occupancy accessible restroom located behind the visitor services desk.
All restrooms are gender-neutral.
Lorenza Böttner: Requiem for the Norm Exhibition Accessibility
Large print didactics are available at the front desk.
Braille handouts are also available at the front desk for Lorenza Böttner: Requiem for the Norm, that include the curator’s essay and information about upcoming programs.
Access information for each program is on its EventBright page. You may also always email email@example.com to connect around access needs and desires.
The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art provides a platform for artistic exploration through multi-faceted queer perspectives. We embrace the power of the arts to inspire, explore, and foster understanding of the rich diversity of LGBTQIA+ experiences. Through annual exhibitions, public programs, educational initiatives, artist fellowships, and a journal, LLMA forefronts the interrelationship of art and social justice for LGBTQIA+ communities in NYC and beyond. Our collection includes over 25,000 objects spanning 4 centuries of queer art.
One Must Live It, In Conversation with Lorenza Böttner is made possible by the generous support of the Ford Foundation and contribution from Kartell and INNSiDE by Meliã New York Nomad.
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.
The Museum is generously supported, in part, by public funds from Mellon Foundation, The Institute of Museum and Library Services, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council. Programmatic support is also provided by the Achilles Family Fund; Booth Ferris Foundation; Keith Haring Foundation; John Burton Harter Foundation; and the Henry Luce Foundation. Individual support is proudly provided by the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art's Board of Trustees and Global Ambassadors.