JUNE 2017 AT LITTLE BERLIN

MAIN GALLERY

I GRIT MY TEETH BEFORE IT BEGAN

JUNE 1-30, 2017

 

I GRIT MY TEETH BEFORE IT BEGAN

JUNE 1-30, 2017

OPENING RECEPTION: JUNE 3, 6-9 PM

Interested in the artist studio as a place of investigation and play. "I grit my teeth before it began" examines the artist inquiring in material and world making. 6 artists create moments in forms of works on paper, video and sculpture around the ideas of intimacy, sex, fetishism, devastation, medical procedures and joy. 

Artist:
Loren Erdrich
Shona McAndrews
Susannah Dotson
Rebecca Ott
Grace Kubilius
and Caitlin Cocco

Curated by Eric Anthony Berdis in Little Berlin's Gallery.

 

 

 

Please contact berlin.little@gmail.com for appointments and inquiries

About the venue: Little Berlin, 2430 Coral Street, Philadelphia, PA 19125 littleberlin.org

 

ANNEX

TNMOT AZTRO: PRE-REFLECTIONS ON THE PROJECTOR SERIES

June 21 6pm

TNMOT AZTRO:

PRE-REFLECTIONS ON THE PROJECTOR SERIES

June 21

Doors @ 6pm

7-10 pm

 

 

Eric Preisendanz of Little Berlin and Vox Populi are excited to host a public discussion about ambition, money, race, and DIY culture with Arien Wilkerson, Director of TNMOT AZTRO’s “Projector Series”.  This conversation is meant to stimulate a deeper self-investigation that shall conclude with new awareness and emergent connections built together through the act of guided self-reflection, activated again during the following 3 night, 6 show performance at Vox Populi. The initial guiding questions are not confining or determined to:

 

As we contemplate the modern erosion of philanthropy-based cultural funding sources, what resource and options exist or must be created (or re-created) and distributed for privileged or nonprivileged artists seeking to establish their craft? How do we normalize and act with equality in the arts with finite fiscal resources instead of rhetoric?

 

As DIY galleries are predominantly lead by white art school graduates, how can their assembly and agency create a support system for POC artists? Do they have inclusion obligation, even within the system of autonomous or independent curation? What is a sustainable and fair curatorial model, if one exists?

 

DIY Galleries and artists are typically membership driven. At a currently challenging figure, Little Berlin is still essentially only able to afford rent (Author is treasurer). Certainly inaccessible to many emerging artists that would want to be members, the agency created by the micro/’non’-institution actually owns some of the responsibility to offer discounted rental rates, if any, to those of less privilege. How is this done fairly and sustainably?

 

Tnmot Aztro is a 7 person dance company from Hartford, CT, led by Director Arien Wilkerson Established in 2016, Tmnot Aztro has created movement experiences for sold out audiences across the east coast. The company’s performances have found success  at art galleries, institutions and incubator spaces such as The Historic Town and County Club of Hartford, the Wadsworth Atheneum, University of Saint Joseph, Scapegoat Garden Center for Contemporary Dance, Ted Hershey Dance Marathon, New Britain Museum of Art, Connecticut Dance Alliance, and the CT Dance Awards.

7-9pm, June 21. 2430 E coral street, Philadelphia PA, 19125             

 Suggested Donation $4

(nobody turned away)

ANNEX

BEDSIDE MANNER

zine release / exhibition

JUNE  2017

BEDSIDE MANNER

ZINE RELEASE &

 Exhibition: JUNE  2017

 

Bedside Manner is a collection of stories and illustrations related to people's experiences with healthcare professionals. These intimate vignettes range from funny to heartbreaking, and give insight to encounters both rare and common, but not often discussed.

In a political climate where both difference and healthcare are at risk, Bedside Manner makes sexual health a topic of conversation, reflects a breadth of experiences, and addresses the need for more comprehensive and inclusive healthcare coverage. 

Zines will be sold on a sliding scale from $5-$15 and all proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood and the TransHealth Information Project (TIP). 

Original artwork from the zine will be on display, and related zines from Little Berlin's library will be curated by Bedside Manner's organizers. 

This event is presented in coordination with Little Berlin's Zine Library and the Zine Curator Project. 

The Bedside Manner zine features stories and images by:

Andrea Beithon
Eric Anthony Berdis
Caitlin Cocco
Amy Cousins
Dave Dellamura
Kate Horvat
Kelly Kuykendall
Ana Mañana
K. Miller
Rachel Miller
Darragh Nolan
Joy O. Ude
Tracy Peel Wynn
and anonymous contributors



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