Allies in Arts presents MICRODOSES

16 Sep 2023

Regular hours

Sat, 16 Sep
14:00 – 19:00

Timezone: America/New_York

Free admission

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Hosted by: Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC)

Join Allies in Arts and LMCC on Saturday, September 16 from 2-7 pm for a full day of artist talks, performances, readings, and a special DJ set to celebrate the exhibition ANTI•VENOM. Each of the programs featured offers a microdose toward collective healing.


The Arts Center at Governors Island (Building 110)

110 Andes Road New York, NY 10004

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Artist Talk with Joaquin Trujillo

Joaquin Trujillo will be in conversation with curator Sofía Shaula Reeser-del Rio

The Heartbr(ache) Club
All following programs are organized by Le’Andra LeSeur and Ksenia M. Soboleva, creators of The Heartbr(ache) Club.

3:30 – 4:00 PM
Poetry reading with Sadé Powell

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
The Heartbr(ache) Club conversation with Le’Andra LeSeur and Ksenia M. Soboleva
The Heartbr(ache) Club is a collaboration between Le’Andra LeSeur and Ksenia M. Soboleva, that takes the form of a curatorial initiative and an oral history project. Taking heartbr(ache) as the starting point for an ongoing dialogue on queer identity, LeSeur and Soboleva have been collecting heartbr(ache) stories that deepen our understanding of physical and platonic intimacy, both between people and with the world at large. Negating the notion of being broken open as a finale, LeSeur and Soboleva consider the generative potential of aching, and suggest heartbr(ache) as a precondition for living a queer life.

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Performance by Reed Rushes

<3 of matter is a new work from Reed Rushes. Working as their persona, Stan, ‘<3 of matter’ is part of Stan’s creation story. It taps into his dusty beginnings on this planet, his search for body, his search for desire. Following lust, Stan is drawn to the towns, drawn to the cities. Video work made in collaboration with Houari Bouchenak, performance made in collaboration with Kate Williams. <3 of matter will include nudity and may not be suitable for all audiences. 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Performance by LaWhore Vagistan

6:30 PM

ANTI•VENOM is curated by Sophia Wallace and Drew Denny of Allies in Arts.

Allies in Arts is a trans and queer led 501c3 non profit organization dedicated to supporting artists of all mediums who identify as women, BIPOC and LGBTQQIA2S+ through exhibitions, screenings, grants, and fairly paid commissions. Allies in Arts also houses Transanta, a trans led mutual aid project that supports trans youth through the holiday season. In 2023, Allies in Arts is launching our first ever educational program, the Transanta writing workshop, in which a class from the 4,000 trans youth who have participated in Transanta thus far will be given college level writing instruction, given an opportunity to read their work aloud at the Hammer Museum, and have their work published in our first book.

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