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Por Los Ojos De Mi Gente @ Baxter St at CCNY

Por Los Ojos De Mi Gente (Through the eyes of my tribe)
June 19 – July 24, 2020

Opening: June 19, 2020

Participating Artists: Alanna Fields, Alexis-Ruiseco Lombera, Antonio Pulgarin, Derick Whitson, Felicita “Felli” Maynard, and Golden

Por Los Ojos De Mi Gente (Through the eyes of my tribe​), a group exhibition that presents recent works by POC and Queer identifying lens-based artists. The exhibition is inspired by the pioneering transgender activists: Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera and the legacies they left behind. Ms. Johnson and Ms. Rivera worked tirelessly to foster safe spaces for LGBTQ youth in New York City and those impacted by H.I.V/AIDS. They were vital figures in the Stonewall uprising that took place on June 28th, 1969 but their contributions to the uprising and the civil rights revolution that soon followed, are often left out of every Pride narrative. In recent years, a petition began to recognize their contributions to the movement but their exclusion from pride narratives unearthed deeper rooted issues within the LGBTQ community. Reacting to inequity in contemporary visual representations of people of color within the LGBTQ spectrum, the participating artists in this exhibition draw from their respective personal experiences and histories to create a multi-narrative account of the complexities surrounding Queer identity in America.

Curated by Alanna Fields and Antonio Pulgarin

Baxter St at CCNY
126 Baxter Street
New York, NY 10013

Location: New York, New York City, United States Type:

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