Please join us for the opening reception of Remix Rememory, a site-responsive exhibition featuring works that assemble, reclaim and reimagine histories from Southeastern Queens and beyond. The exhibition is curated by NLE Lab 2016: Zalika Azim, Tara Foster, Jordan Greenberg, Abbie Hebein, Shu Cao Mo and Candice Strongwater.
Opening Reception: Saturday, December from 5 – 7pm with a live performance at 6pm.
Performing as a group, artists Laura Castro (Vocal presentation), Neal Desai (Percussion), Lan Ding Liu (Violin) and Robert Craddock (Electronics) perform as “Charlatan.” The performance expands on their multi-media installation Paper Body Armor (2016), which is inspired by Bamana/Dogon hunters shirts, and encourages passersby to try on embellished cast-paper vests and reflect on aspects of the 21st century city life they wish to be protected from. The performance is conceived as proto-poetic utterances embraced by post-notational soundscapes, that seek to find pathways through the liminal junctures of existence.
Location: 89-02 165th St. (between Jamaica and 89th Ave.), Jamaica, New York
Subway: F to 169th Street; E, J, Z to Jamaica Center; LIRR to Jamaica Station
Remix Rememory is situated on the lower level of The Jamaica Colosseum Mall, the legendary home of hip hop music and fashion in Jamaica, Queens. The exhibition is comprised of commissioned and participatory works, sculpture, film, and text, that bring together people, traditions, and stories to show how memories can be recaptured and preserved through actions, objects, and reframed tales.
Remix Rememory features works by Ify Chiejina, Sherese Francis, Jocelyn M. Goode, Vandana Jain, Joiri Minaya, Odathrowback, Curtis Talwst Santiago, Ambika Trasi, Kamau Ware and, working collectively: Laura Castro, Robert Craddock, Neal Desai, Rejin Leys and Lan Ding Liu.
The exhibition is on view Saturday, December 3 – Sunday, December 18, 2016
Hours: Wednesdays – Saturdays, 12 – 7pm; Sundays 12 – 6pm
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