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February 13, 2013

SATANICA Reading

Contributors to SATANICA read at the Bureau. SATANICA is a limited-edition publication curated by Gio Black Peter & Christopher Stoddard for those dedicated to a life of pleasure, excess & self-reflection. Gio Black PeterChristopher StoddardBruce BendersonSlava MogutinMax Steele, and Micki Pellerano will read.

The 350 copies of SATANICA have sold out, but 25 prints of the cover photograph (above), Gio Black Peter’s Little Tiger on my bed, which is part of the Possession series, will be available exclusively at this event. The photograph is a 5.25″ x 7″ Chromogenic print signed on the back by Gio Black Peter. $150.00 each.

Christopher Stoddard

Christopher Stoddard is the New York-based author of the book, White, Christian (Spuyten Duyvil/Triton Books, 2010), which Bruce Benderson calls a “fascinating novel that intimately depicts the whirling frenzy of a soul with little insight into itself.”  In December 2012, he launched the limited-edition magazine Satanica.  He has written for Up and Cominghello mr. and imfromdriftwood.com, and has recently completed his second novel, Limiters, which he plans to submit to publishers in 2013. www.antichrispress.com

 

Photo: Bertrand Le Pluard, copyright 2013

Bruce Benderson

Bruce Benderson is best known for his seventh book, a memoir called The Romanian: Story of an Obsession (Tarcher/Penguin, 2006), which won France’s prestigious literary award, the Prix de Flore, in French translation. As a journalist he has written for the New York Times Magazine, Paris Vogue, Vogue Hommes, GQ France, Blackbook, Libération and The Village Voice, among othersIn the 90s, two books of fiction about urban life, Pretending to Say No and User, were published by Penguin USA to critical acclaim in the U.S. and France. He is a literary translator from the French of works by Grégoire Bouillier, Philippe Djian, David Foenkinos, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Tony Duvert, Virginie Despentes, Nelly Arcan and others. He writes a monthly column for the French magazine Têtu. 

 

 

Gio Black Peter

Gio Black Peter (Giovanni Andrade Paolo Guevara) is a New York-based performance artist as well as an ardent visual artist. He examines text and subject, truth and fakery, rebellion and authority. His subversive work has quickly earned him a name in the downtown New York scene of young emerging artists who participate in today’s dialogue about the deconstruction of high profile, white box presentation and the desire to raise art awareness.  Black Peter has performed and exhibited work worldwide, including: New York, Berlin, Madrid, Milan, Bergen, London, Antwerp, Tokyo and Paris.  gioblackpeter.com

 

 

Micki Pellerano

Micki Pellerano is a New York-based artist and filmmaker. His films have screened widely across Europe and North America; his drawings and performances have exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Milan, and Mexico City. Micki received conservatory training at the NYU Tisch School’s Experimental Theater Wing whose teachings continue to influence his work, along with his scholarly accomplishments in the study of esotericism. Publications include The New York TimesVice MagazineZing MagazineK48No Milk TodayUseless, Working ClassDagobert’s RevengeThis is the Salivation Army and Nylon; as well as Disinformation, envoy enterprises, and Printed Matter Anthologies.

 

 

Slava Mogutin

Siberian-born artist, writer and activist Slava Mogutin was exiled from Russia at the age of 21 and granted political asylum in the US with the support of Amnesty International and PEN American Center. He is the author of two monographs of photography, Lost Boys and NYC Go-Go, and seven books of writings published in Russian. Mogutin’s photography and multimedia work have been exhibited internationally and featured in a wide range of publications including Flash ArtModern Paintersi-DVisionaireL’Uomo VogueL’Officiel Hommes, Stern, and The New York Times. For more info please visit www.slavamogutin.com

 

Photograph by Amos Mac

Max Steele

Max Steele is a performer and writer. He has presented work at the New Museum, Rapture Cafe, Deitch Projects, Envoy Enterprises, and the Queens Museum of Art. He writes the psychedelic porno poetry zine Scorcher, and is an Artist in Residence at Brooklyn Arts
Exchange. www.fagcity.blogspot.com.

Start: February 13, 2013 7:00 PM
End: February 13, 2013 10:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone: 6464570859
Address:
Strange Loop Gallery, 27 Orchard St., New York, 10002, United States

February 12, 2013

Queer Lives in Print: A Memoir-writing workshop

The instructor’s goal is to collect enough pieces over a year or so to include in an anthology to be published be Queer Street Books, Inc. Participants will need to bring pen and paper or an electronic device on which they can write. About the instructor: Hal W. Lanse, PhD is an author, educator and literacy coach. His education book Read Well, Think Well (Adams Media) was hot-listed on Amazon.com. His book The Rainbow Curriculum (Queer Street Books) is designed for educators who want to teach queer history to adolescents. Dr. Lanse will host another session on Tuesdays, February 26.

Start: February 12, 2013 7:00 PM
End: February 12, 2013 8:30 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone: 6464570859
Address:
Strange Loop Gallery, 27 Orchard St., New York, NY, 10002, United States

February 10, 2013

Up My Spot: Readings by Mia Bruner, Nick Von Kleist, and Zee Whitesides

Up My Spot celebrates poetry that queers language, explores modes of representation, and creates sites of non-normative histories, identities, and intimacies. It features three graduating poets from Eugene Lang of The New School, Mia BrunerNick Von Kleist, and Zee Whitesides.


Mia Bruner grew up in Los Angeles and moved to New York in 2009 to attend  The New School where she co-founded The Akilah Oliver Memorial Reading at Eugene Lang College with Jamila Wimberly. She has  worked with the Belladonna* Collaborative, a hub of feminist literary action, since 2009. 

NVK grew up in the small town of Phoenix, NY. His work in poetry, performance, and installation aims to conglomerate medieval, rural, academic and grindr cultures into a surreal experience of overarching queerness.

 

Zee Whitesides is a poet and musician from Radcliffe, Kentucky. Her work aims to recreate languages with new syntaxes and grammars, resist received cultural representations, and rethink how our intimacies are made for us by cultures.

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Start: February 10, 2013 7:00 PM
End: February 10, 2013 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone: 6464570859
Address:
Strange Loop Gallery, 27 Orchard St., New York, NY, 10002, United States

February 7, 2013

Opening reception for Invisible, photographs by Samantha Box

SAMANTHA BOX – INVISIBLE

A series of photographs taken between 2005 – 2012, documenting homeless queer and transgender youth in New York City

February 7 – 28, 2013

Opening: Thursday, February 7 from 6-9 PM

Since 2005, Samantha Box has dedicated herself to documenting New York City’s community of homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) youth. Her on-going project, INVISIBLE, has been recognized by the Anthropographia Award for Photography and Human Rights, EN FOCO, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. It has been widely exhibited, most notably, in 2010 at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY, and in 2011 as part of the Open Society Institute’s “Moving Walls #18” exhibition.

“The young people that I photograph are some of the most resilient people that I have ever met: despite facing societal animosity of homo- and transphobia, and the burden of a broken system that conspires to keep them homeless. They continuously work for a future where their talents and intellect can be used, where they have a home, a family and a life of stability.”

- Samantha Box on Time/Lightbox, June 12, 2012

Start: February 7, 2013 6:00 PM
End: February 7, 2013 9:00 PM

February 7, 2013 – March 3, 2013

Samantha Box: Invisible

SAMANTHA BOX – INVISIBLE

A series of photographs taken between 2005 – 2012, documenting homeless queer and transgender youth in New York City

February 7 – 28, 2013

Since 2005, Samantha Box has dedicated herself to documenting New York City’s community of homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) youth. Her on-going project, INVISIBLE, has been recognized by the Anthropographia Award for Photography and Human Rights, EN FOCO, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. It has been widely exhibited, most notably, in 2010 at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY, and in 2011 as part of the Open Society Institute’s “Moving Walls #18” exhibition.

“The young people that I photograph are some of the most resilient people that I have ever met: despite facing societal animosity of homo- and transphobia, and the burden of a broken system that conspires to keep them homeless. They continuously work for a future where their talents and intellect can be used, where they have a home, a family and a life of stability.”

- Samantha Box on Time/Lightbox, June 12, 2012

All profits will be donated to Sylvia’s Place and New Alternatives for Homeless LGBT Youth

Start: February 7, 2013 11:00 AM
End: March 3, 2013 6:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone: 6464570859
Address:
Strange Loop Gallery, 27 Orchard St., New York, 10002, United States