June 1, 2019

12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kings County Hospital, 451 Clarkson Ave. Building C, Room CG-91 and Building D, Lobby

Join us for the opening InJustUs and (after)care of this year’s Young Exhibition Makers and NLE Curatorial Lab exhibitions.

Young Exhibition Makers’ InJustUs is an exhibition of youth artwork exploring community wellness and differing viewpoints of various social injustices. InJustUs explores community wellness by sharing different viewpoints of various social injustices in the hopes of educating visitors. The exhibition features teen artists from across New York City whose work touch on issues relevant to police brutality, mental health, gender & sexuality, race and ethnicity, and immigration. Through the discussion of these themes, Y.Ex hopes that InJustUs serves as a mirror to the community’s concerns.

NLE Curatorial Lab’s (after)care re-envisions a former emergency waiting room as an art exhibition and creative community space of remembrance, possibility, and celebration beyond the hospital walls. Acknowledging that care for oneself and for others can be a radical act, (after)care brings together artists and practitioners whose work amplifies a fabric of care that is everyday, collaborative, and generative — one that strives toward a sense of collective survival and joy.

Program Schedule

12:30pm. Outdoors, near 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 NLE Education Programs with a blessing and land acknowledgment that offers respect to the indigenous peoples upon whose land our work takes place.

2-2:30 pm and 3-3:30pm. D-Building Lobby.

Wheat-pasting workshop with teen artist, Ameya Okamoto.

From 4 – 5pm. 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.

All day.

  • The WorkRoom: Free, all-ages, screen printing workshop with Leslie Diuguid. Bring your own bags, t-shirts (and other cotton materials) and get the InJustUs logo printed onto your item
  • Free food from local restaurants!
  • Guided tours with Young Exhibition Makers every OTHER half an hour (1:30-2:00pm; 2:30-3:00pm; 3:30-4:00pm)
  • Curatorial tours with NLE Curatorial Lab

Free, public events throughout the month will focus on themes of mental health and accessibility, professional development for Flatbush artists, art-making workshops for families, exhibition tours, and more.

To schedule a group tour of InJustUs, please contact Duneska Michel, Teen Programs Coordinator, at duneska@nolongerempty.org. To schedule a tour of (after)care please contact Rachel Gugelberger, Director of NLE Curatorial Lab, at lab@nolongerempty.org. For back-to-back tours of both, please cc Duneska and Rachel on the same email.

Y.Ex and the 2019 NLE Curatorial Lab are supported by Con Edison; Exploring the Arts; Malka Fund; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation; The Berk Foundation, and generous individual supporters. In-kind support is provided by Materials for the Arts, Paper Monument and NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County.