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Xaviera Simmons: CODED

Xaviera

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No Longer Showing.

Building on her celebrated exhibition at The Kitchen this past summer, Xaviera Simmons continues the CODED project with a new movement-based performance that mines art-historical, online, and archival images—as they relate to queer history, homoerotic imagery, and landscape, as well as Jamaican dancehall culture—to map new conceptual territory. Her dynamic, interdisciplinary approach to art-making is rooted in an ongoing investigation of experience, memory, and present and future histories, specifically focusing on shifting notions surrounding landscape and character, as well as conversations between formal processes. Simmons’ particular vocabulary of movement, text, sound, and image offers ways of looking at mapping, pleasure, and sensuality in a queer context and in an island context. Organized by Matthew Lyons.

December 8–9, 8pm
Tickets $15

Critical praise for the exhibition portion of  CODED, which was on view from June 22 to July 29, 2016, can now be read online in ArtforumArt in AmericaThe New York TimesThe New Yorker, and The Village Voice.

CODED is made possible with commissioning support from Jerome Foundation; many individual contributions; annual program grants from Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and Howard Gilman Foundation; and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Photo: detail of Xaviera Simmons, Number 19, 2015, color photograph. Courtesy of the artist and David Castillo Gallery.

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