June 1, 2019

Opening: (after)care
Curated by the 2019 NLE Lab

Please join us for the opening of the 2019 NLE Lab exhibition (after)care
Saturday, June 1, 12pm – 5pm

Dates: Saturday, June 1 – Sunday, June 23
Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 12 – 7 pm
Location: Room CG-95, Kings County Hospital Center, 451 Clarkson Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11203
Room CG-95 is located in the C-Building on Clarkson Avenue near East 37th Street
Subway: 2, 5 to Sterling Street or Church Street

On Saturday, June 1 at 12:30 pm in front of Room CG-95, representatives of the Lenape Center will hold a ceremony to welcome visitors to the Land of the Lenape, Lenapehoking, and to initiate the (after)care program with a blessing that offers respect to the indigenous peoples upon whose land our work takes place. From 4 – 5pm in the outdoor plaza between D & C Buildings, Muziksteel Productions — Steel pan master Earl Brooks Jr. and djembe drum player Zephaniah Hodge — will play a  wide variety of Pop, Soul, R&B, hip-hop, and Caribbean Beats.

(after)care re-envisions a former emergency waiting room as a site of remembrance, possibility, and celebration of radical care—both within and beyond hospital walls. Looking beyond the constraints of traditional healthcare systems, the artists in (after)care expand definitions of care in the present, while memorializing the failures of the past and moving towards a more radical future. Artists: Pamella Allen, Bobby Anspach, Quinci Baker, Chloë Bass, Damien Davis, Diane Exavier, Kearra Amaya Gopee, Charlie Gross, Kathryn Ko, Taja LindleyJenny Polak, Malik Roberts, Sol Sax, Tattfoo Tan, Larry Weekes, and Ezra Wube.  

The exhibition is curated by the 2019 NLE Lab: Amalie Frederiksen, Maleke Glee, Lillian Hanan Al-Bilali, Sofia Jamal, Katrina D. Jeffries, Fang Yu Lee, Shimrit Lee, Julie Yunhee Moon, Ogemdi Ude, and Margot Yale.

(after)care opens concurrently with InJustUs, curated by the 2019 Young Exhibition Makers (Y.Ex) on view in the D-Building lobby. A series of free, public programs will engage with modes of holistic wellness and dialogue to center practices of care that exist outside of the Medical Industrial Complex,  with a focus on themes of mental health and accessibility, professional development for Flatbush artists, and exhibition tours provided by NLE Lab curators and NLE’s Y.Ex. For updates or more information, email Lab@nolongerempty.org or visit www.nolongerempty.org

The 2019 NLE Curatorial Lab is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, and Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, with in-kind support from Materials for the Arts, Paper Monument and NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County.

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