#BlackGirlLit: Between Literature, Performance & Memory

21 May 2016

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6:30pm to 10:30pm

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New York
New York, United States


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An evening of performance art that brings together the work of Boston-based artist Dell M. Hamilton, Ayana Evans (New York/Chicago), Tsedaye Makonnen (Washington, D.C.), Marcelline Mandeng (Baltimore/Philadelphia), Helina Metaferia (San Francisco), and Bryana Siobhan & Kal Gezahegn (Boston).


Riffing off the hashtag anthem #BlackGirlMagic coined by fashion designer & blogger Auntie Peebz and the double meaning of the term “lit” - (short-hand for ‘literature’ or ‘to turn up’), Hamilton has organized this performance art program to feature work that pivots off of the written and oral traditions of black feminist/womanist frameworks. As such their artistic practices as well as collective cis/trans/queer subjectivities grapple with and against representations of language, blackness, gender, and performativity to connect the echoes from the past to new narratives of the present. 

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Exhibiting artists

Tsedaye Makonnen

Helina Metaferia

Bryana Siobhan

Dell M. Hamilton

Ayana Evans

Marcelline Mandeng

Kal Gezahegn

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