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