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“Read My Lips” Poetry Reading

moonpool Audio

December 8th, 2016 “Read My Lips” Poetry Reading In conjunction with the exhibition “Read My Lips,” artists Kerry Downey and Loren Britton organized a reading with five queer poets whose practices address marginalized bodies and problems of language. Featuring readings by Ana Božičević, Wo Chan, Rin Johnson, Julian Talamantez Brolaski, and Jespa J. Smith. Read My Lips is a two-person …


“Read My Lips” Roundtable on Queer Abstraction

Paola Sokayeva Audio

November 12, 2016 In conjunction with the exhibition Read My Lips, (on view October 28 – December 18, 2016), this round table focused on the constellation of art practices that have been termed Queer Abstraction, a moniker not without its own limitations. Queer abstraction is in no way a new turn-of-phrase, and its origins would be impossible to locate. The goal …

Todd Fink, "Withdrawing Room" (2017). Digital c-print, 36” x 36”.

Conversation with Nikita Vishnevskiy, Curator of UNSEEN HAND

Andrew Kaplan Audio

March 15, 2017 Curator Nikita Vishnevskiy speaks with Knockdown Center’s Stephanie Acosta about the exhibition, UNSEEN HAND, which was on view March 4 – April 9, 2017. UNSEEN HAND is a group exhibition that brings together fifteen artists who employ various mediums and processes to question technology and expand upon its conventional definition. The artists exhibited assert their practice as an encounter with …


Poetry Reading: You can tell I’m alive and well because I weep continuously

Andrew Kaplan Audio

February 10, 2017 In conjunction with the exhibition You can tell I’m alive and well because I weep continuously., poet Steven Zultanski curated a poetry reading featuring texts that share affinities with his own poem, Agony (2012). The evening included readings by poets Alejandro Crawford, Mónica de la Torre, Shiv Kotecha, and Stacy Szymaszek and a sound installation by Fernando Diaz. You can …


Conversation with Alison Burstein, curator of “You can tell I’m alive and well because I weep continuously.”

Andrew Kaplan Audio

February 2017 Curator Alison Burstein and author Steven Zultanski talk with Knockdown Center’s Stephanie Acosta about the exhibition You can tell I’m alive and well because I weep continuously, which was on view in Knockdown Center’s gallery January 13 – February 26, 2017. Alison Burstein is the Program Director at Recess. Burstein previously worked as a member of the education departments at …