Opening Wednesday, November 16th, from 12 PM - 2 PM
On view through Wednesday, November 23rd
Rhythm Nation featuring DJ Ry$ and Professor Finesser. Join us for a midday dance party for the community to come sweat and dance away anything holding them back from getting what they want. We must work to free ourselves from anything that does not serve us.
This event is held in conjunction with the art exhibit Political Warfare: An Invasion of Space On Immigrant Motherland.
Political Warfare: An Invasion of Space On Immigrant Motherland is an interdisciplinary installation focusing primarily on race, religion, sex, status, and injustice in America through the eyes of a Black woman, Alexis “Wordplay” Franklin. Through materials found in her home and community, Franklin will use poetry to create installations that exist beyond the spoken word. The community becomes an integral part of the exhibition as they enter and activate the space, building on oral traditions and movement throughout the exhibition.
Born in Washington, D.C. in 1995, Alexis Franklin has always been around both revolutionary and “hood” politics. She has worked to be a part of both creeds because she is both. As a 21-year-old organizer, student, and poet she can neither escape nor outrun the pieces of her that belong to Lil’ Kim’s “Notorious K.I.M.” album and Assata Shakur’s autobiography. With this as her foundation, she hopes Political Warfare: An Invasion of Space On Immigrant Motherland will allow people of different socioeconomic, racial, political, and class backgrounds to be their complete unfiltered self, providing space to be both hood and revolutionary.