Skylar Fein talk Upstairs Lounge

Remember the Upstairs Lounge: A Slideshow Talk by Skylar Fein

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Remember the Upstairs Lounge: A Slideshow Talk by Skylar Fein
November 6, 2013 7:00 PM
November 6, 2013 9:00 PM
646 457 0859
November 3, 2013
Bureau of General Services–Queer Division at Cage
646 457 0859
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Skylar Fein talk Upstairs Lounge

New Orleans-based artist Skylar Fein gives a slideshow talk on the 1973 fire that killed 32 patrons of the Upstairs Lounge, a gay bar in New Orleans.

On June 23, 1973, an arsonist set fire to a New Orleans gay bar with everyone inside — 32 people died in what is still the biggest mass killing of queer people in US history. This Wednesday, artist Skylar Fein, visiting from New Orleans, will give a slideshow talk on a pivotal event in queer history that is still largely unknown. He’ll show crime scene photos that were considered too graphic for 1973 and have never been made public. And he’ll reveal who set the fire: a man who was never charged.

Skylar Fein (b. 1968, New York, NY) lives and works in New Orleans, LA. His work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at The Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY; The New Orleans Museum of Art, LA; No Longer Empty Project, New York, NY; The Phoenix, New Orleans, LA; and Western Projects, Los Angeles, CA. Fein has been featured in numerous group exhibitions including The World According to New Orleans, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, TX; Deutsche Bank’s 60 Wall Gallery, Deutsche Bank, New York, NY; and Prospect.1 Biennial, New Orleans, LA, among others. His work is included in many public and private collections including The Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL; The Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, NY; The Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA; The Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans, LA and The Whitney Museum of America Art, New York, NY.

Skylar Fein’s exhibition, The Lincoln Bedroom, is currently on view at C24 Gallery through December 21st. C24 Gallery, 514 W. 24th St., every day from 10 am-6 pm (closed Sun-Mon).