Aug 21 at 1 pm
Lab Team members Elma van Boxel and Kristian Koreman of ZUS [Zones Urbaines Sensibles] wrap up the two and a half weeks of programs they have brought to the Lab—workshops, debates, screenings, dialogues, and tours—with an animated talk pointing out the problems, paradoxes, and challenges faced when confronting comfort. They will reflect on the goals of the Lab and the outcomes so far in order to pass the programming stick to the next Lab Team member, Olatunbosun Obayomi. Their conclusion will be a visual manifesto that will be situated in the Lab for further development.
Image: courtesy ZUS [Zones Urbaines Sensibles]
Aug 21 at 2 pm
Lower East Side resident and artist, Clayton Patterson has created a series of five Sunday salons for the BMW Guggenheim Lab. This week, join Troy Harris and Donte Harris, producers of the documentary No Place Like Home: The History of Hip Hop in the Lower East Side, as they talk about the legacy of hip-hop in the neighborhood. The brothers have worked on a number of projects dealing with African American history on the Lower East Side. Donte Harris also documents Lower East Side minority history and produces Holla Back TV.
See an excerpt of Hollar Back TV at the following link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgrUIDdC-zE
Then, view work by Lower East Side artist Jerry Pagane, who is respected not only for his art and his sign painting, but also for his life struggle, which started with his birth on Christmas Eve 1948, when he was abandoned by his mother.
Leaving from: BMW Guggenheim Lab
Traveling to: Clayton Gallery and Outlaw Art Museum, 161 Essex Street, New York
Mode of transportation: Walking
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Aug 21 at 6 pm
In 1959, a decade prior to Manhattan's Stonewall riots, across the bridge in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, the Starlite Lounge was founded as a non-discriminating bar for gay people of color. In 2009, the community was shocked when the Starlite Lounge, now the oldest, Black-owned bar was given notice to vacate. Starlite was filmed during this critical moment at the intersection of race, sexuality and gentrification.
The Starlite Project is a feature length documentary and on/offline network strategy, currently in production. Please join the filmmakers to view scenes from the rough cut and to engage in a discussion with them and their special guests.
Guests include George Chauncey, author of Gay New York.
Followed by a Q&A with filmmakers Kate Kunath and Sasha Wortzel.
6 pm open seating
6:15 pm screening
Text and image: courtesy Kate Kunath and Sasha Wortzel
Aug 21 at 8:30 pm
Above: 28mm, Women are Heroes, train in Kibera, Kenya
Because women are often the first victims in times of war and left to their fate in times of peace, artist and filmmaker JR honors women who, despite all the pitfalls of life, keep smiling with the strength to fight and carry hope of a better life. From the favelas of Rio to the slums of Kenya, through the streets of India and Cambodia, this movie highlights the struggles and expectations of individual women living in difficult circumstances around the world. Displaying their pictures as huge pastings on the walls of their neighborhoods and towns, JR highlights these strong and moving personalities and relates the uncommon destinies of members of a population too often overlooked.
Followed by a conversation with JR.
8:30 pm open seating
8:45 pm screening
Image: courtesy JR