Event

Sable Elyse Smith: C.R.E.A.M.

Cream Huffman Lace Kitchen

Archived Event

No Longer Showing.

High Line Art and The Kitchen present C.R.E.A.M., a multidisciplinary event featuring music, performances, and readings inspired by Wu-Tang Clan’s 1993 song “C.R.E.A.M” (Cash Rules Everything Around Me). Curated by Sable Elyse Smith, the event features newly commissioned performances by Jibade-Khalil Huffman and Simone White, Devin Kenny, and Bonita Oliver, as well as poetry readings by A. H. Jerriod Avant and Smith. Mirroring her embrace of the varying creative and structural capacities of language, music, and sculpture, Smith invited a group of artists, poets, and musicians to present works that dismantle and reimagine “C.R.E.A.M.” as a song and as a larger cultural moment. The contributors thus interrogate mass incarceration and shed light on the interrelationship between violence, intimacy, and trauma, to pursue what exists beyond those broken narratives.

January 26, 4pm. Free with RSVP.

Pre-registration for this event is now closed. An in-person wait list will begin 1 hour prior to the event start time. 

C.R.E.A.M. is made possible with support from the Art for Justice Fund, a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors; Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides 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 and the New York State Legislature.

Image: Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Installation View, Verse Chorus Verse, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA 2016. Courtesy of the artist and Anat Ebgi Gallery

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