Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall

May 3–December 8, 2019

Mark Aguhar, Felipe Baeza, Morgan Bassichis, David Antonio Cruz, Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski, John Edmonds, Mohammed Fayaz, Camilo Godoy, Jeffrey Gibson, Hugo Gyrl, Juliana Huxtable, Rindon Johnson, Elektra KB, Linda LaBeija, Park McArthur, Elle Pérez, LJ Roberts, Tuesday Smillie, Tourmaline, Kiyan Williams, Sasha Wortzel, and Constantina Zavitsanos.

Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052

https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/stonewall

Happy Birthday, Marsha! at MoMA

February 14, 2019
Happy Birthday, Marsha! screens with Blame by Quinn Shephard as part of the opening program for the series The Future of Film is Female, organized by Caryn Coleman, guest curator, and Rajendra Roy, The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film, at The Museum of Modern Art.  

MoMA
11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019

https://www.moma.org/calendar/film/5045?locale=en

Upcoming 2019

Video installation Lost in the Music will show on a yearlong loop as part of She Persists: A Century of Women Artists in New York at the Gracie Mansion Conservatory (opening January 22). Happy Birthday, Marsha! will be included in the Nottingham Contemporary’s Still I Rise: Feminisms, Gender, Resistance exhibition and show in the Sharjah Film Platform in January. In February Happy Birthday, Marsha! screens at the Museum of Modern Art and will also be installed at the Brooklyn Museum in the exhibition Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall (May 3–December 8).

Sacha Yanow: Cherie Dre


Oct 25-27, 2018

Sacha Yanow: Cherie Dre
Through movement, text, and music, Yanow creates an intimate history of the Jewish Borscht Belt, mental illness, cultural assimilation, political repression, and gender trouble, from the Bronx to the Catskills.

Written and performed by Sacha Yanow
Director: Caitlin Sullivan
Choreographer: Faye Driscoll
Voice and Sound: Holland Andrews
Video: Sasha Wortzel
Set: Cate McCrea
Costumes: Ásta Hostetter
Lighting: Alejandro Fajardo
Outside Eyes: Morgan Bassichis
Creative Producer: Melissa Levin

Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church
131 East 10th St. New York, NY 10003

http://www.danspaceproject.org/calendar/sacha-yanow/

Still from video for  Sacha Yanow: Cherie Dre

Still from video for Sacha Yanow: Cherie Dre

Happy Birthday, Marsha! at The Kitchen

September 21-22, 2018
Tourmaline and Sasha Wortzel: Happy Birthday, Marsha!

Tourmaline and Sasha Wortzel present a live immersive screening of their film Happy Birthday, Marsha! which imagines iconic activist and performer, Marsha "Pay It No Mind" Johnson in the hours before the 1969 Stonewall Riots. The evening will include performances by intergenerational collaborators on the project including Mya TaylorJimmy CamiciaEgyptt Labaija, and Geo Wyeth, who will score the film live. Organized by Lumi Tan.

The Kitchen
512 West 19th Street New York, NY 10011

https://thekitchen.org/event/tourmaline-and-sasha-wortzel-happy-birthday-marsha

An Evening with Tourmaline and Sasha Wortzel at BAM

August 16, 2018
An Evening with Tourmaline and Sasha Wortzel

On the occasion of the New York premiere of their new collaboration Happy Birthday, Marsha!—about legendary transgender activist Marsha P. Johnson—this program brings together a selection of quietly radical short films by Tourmaline and Sasha Wortzel, which offer moving considerations of queer and trans identities both past and present. 

BAM Rose Cinemas
30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

https://www.bam.org/film/2018/an-evening-with-tourmaline-and-sasha-wortzel

The New Museum Publishes Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility

The New Museum publishes Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility, the Latest Installment in the Critical Anthologies in Art and Culture Series. Edited by Reina Gossett, Eric A. Stanley, and Johanna Burton.

Contributors
Lexi Adsit, Sara Ahmed, Nicole Archer, Kai Lumumba Barrow, Johanna Burton, micha cárdenas, Mel Y. Chen, Grace Dunham, Treva Ellison, Sydney Freeland, Che Gossett, Reina Gossett, Stamatina Gregory, Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, Robert Hamblin, Eva Hayward, Juliana Huxtable, Yve Laris Cohen, Abram J. Lewis, Heather Love, Park McArthur, CeCe McDonald, Toshio Meronek, Fred Moten, Tavia Nyong’o, Morgan M. Page, Roy Pérez, Dean Spade, Eric A. Stanley, Jeannine Tang, Wu Tsang, Jeanne Vaccaro, Chris E. Vargas, Geo Wyeth, Kalaniopua Young, Constantina Zavitsanos

Available for purchase from MIT Press here.

A still from  Happy Birthday, Marsha!  by Reina Gossett and Sasha Wortzel on the cover of  Trap Door

A still from Happy Birthday, Marsha! by Reina Gossett and Sasha Wortzel on the cover of Trap Door

Atlantic is a Sea of Bones Premieres at Whitney Museum

December 1, 2017

ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS

Curated by Erin Christovale and Vivian Crockett for Visual AIDS, the video program prioritizes Black narratives within the ongoing AIDS epidemic, commissioning seven new and innovative short videos from artists Mykki Blanco, Cheryl Dunye & Ellen Spiro, Reina Gossett, Thomas Allen Harris, Kia LaBeija, Tiona Nekkia McClodden and Brontez Purnell

Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014

https://whitney.org/Events/AlternateEndingsRadicalBeginnings

Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon

September 27, 2017 – January 22, 2018
Morgan Bassichis, Sadie Benning, Nayland Blake, Justin Vivian Bond, Gregg Bordowitz, Pauline Boudry and Renate Loren, Nancy Brooks Brody, A.K. Burns and A.L. Steiner,  Leidy Churchman, Liz Collins, Vaginal Davis, Harry Dodge, The Dyke Division of the Two-Headed Calf, Josh Faught, ektor garcia, Mariah Garnett, Reina Gossett and Sasha Wortzel, Sharon Hayes, House of Ladosha, Stanya Kahn, Carolyn Lazard, Simone Leigh, Ellen Lesperance, Candice Lin, Troy Michie, Ulrike Müller, Willa Nasatir, Sondra Perry, Christina Quarles, Connie Samaras, Curtis Talwst Santiago, Tschabalala Self, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Tuesday Smillie, Sable Elyse Smith, Patrick Staff, Diamond Stingily, Mickalene Thomas, Wu Tsang, Chris E. Vargas, Geo Wyeth, Anicka Yi

Curated by Johanna Burton with Natalie Bell and Sara O’Keeffe

New Museum
235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002
http://www.newmuseum.org/exhibitions/view/trigger-gender-as-a-tool-and-as-a-weapon

We did it! Happy Birthday, Marsha! successfully funded on Indiegogo

In just a few weeks the persistent demand that the story of Marsha "Pay It No Mind" Johnson deserves be told in all its beauty means that we have not only met but exceeded our post-production goal $30,000 by 117%! This is truly a historic moment and made possible by all of our 638 backers, who have ensured that this film is gonna be legendary. THANK YOU!

You can view the campaign here.


Cooper Union’s exhibition Bring Your Own Body presents Happy Birthday, Marsha!

November 14; 7 PM | The Cooper Union

The cast of "Happy Birthday, Marsha!"

The cast of "Happy Birthday, Marsha!"

Bring Your Own Body, an exhibition focusing on transgender artists and archives, presents a free, public event.

Happy Birthday, Marsha! is an experimental film about the legendary transgender artist and activist Marsha “Pay it No Mind” Johnson and her life in the hours before the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City. Reina Gossett and Sasha Wortzel, who co-wrote, co-directed and co-produced the film, stage a performative lecture and screen selections from their highly anticipated film.

More info here