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.
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
One Must Live It: This weekend at Leslie-Lohman
Image description: A poster; the top line reads “One must live it: day long gathering in conversation with Lorenza Böttner.” The bottom line has logos for the Leslie-Lohman Museum and for the NYU Center for Disability Studies. The text reads “Saturday, July 23, In-person and online, 10:30am-6:30pm EST. In the middle of the poster is a black-and-white photo of Lorenza applying makeup with her foot.
Our summer convening series is well underway, and we’re delighted to invite you to our next convening on Saturday, July 23rd. In partnership with NYU Center for Disability Studies, the Museum will host a day-long convening and exchange focusing on Böttner’s oeuvre, diving into the possibilities of queer kinship, and the embodied experiences of transgender identity, disability, and migration, which Böttner’s work illustrates.
Our fabulous lineup includes Exhibition Curator Paul B. Preciado; Adrian Jones–Adjunct Professor, Fashion Institute of Technology; Alice Sheppard & Laurel Lawson of Kinetic Light; Artist Mary Duffy; Author McKenzie Wark; Simi Linton of Proclaiming Disability Arts; and Jules Gill-Peterson, author of Histories of the Transgender Child, and more.
The day's schedule and speaker bios are in the RSVP link. Join us!
Saturday, July 23rd: In-person at the Museum and online via zoom
Image description: A triptych shows us three different people: The first is a woman slyly smiling at the camera, wearing red-tinted glasses with a blue hued background behind her. The middle image is of a disabled performer, Perel. They are mid-dance, wearing a flowy blue shirt that matches the lighting of the image. A cane is visible in their left hand. The final image is of a smiling Black woman, Kayla Hamilton, who looks directly at the camera.
One Must Live It: Post-Workshop Conversation: Disability, allyship, and cultural institutions
Following the Rotations workshop, there will be an open conversation sponsored by BAX on the relationships between disability, allyship, and cultural institutions, which is open to all, beginning at 3:30PM. David Lee Sierra will be our in-person access doula and A. Sef will be our access doula for the online space.
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.
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.