40 acres Deferred Group show
Oct
12
to Jan 18

40 acres Deferred Group show

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Both exhibitions are mixed media, highlighting narratives of the Black American suburban experience. Black Americans are presented frequently as homogeneous urban people in mass media; this show challenges that notion by presenting nuanced representations of the Black experience in suburban settings. The exhibitions look to investigate how we define the “American Dream” and if the pursuit of that aspiration incorporates elements that affirm our Blackness. The exhibition engages other other unifying themes, including:

migration, place-making, regional identity, family, political incorporation, education, and childhood.

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Strictly Business Martini Auction
Sep
12
7:00 PM19:00

Strictly Business Martini Auction

Please join ARoS Artist Collective-in-Residence, Flux Factory, for a once in a lifetime experience at the STRICTLY BUSINESS MARTINI AUCTION in the ARoS Atelier. Prepare yourselves to be dazzled as one-of-a-kind signature art martinis are auctioned off to an eager and possibly thirsty public. 

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Queer(ing) Pleasure
Sep
7
to Oct 14

Queer(ing) Pleasure

Queer(ing) Pleasure illustrates the radical queer potential of pleasure, challenging the too-often limited, white, hetero-centric logic of the erotic. Ignited by Audre Lorde’s inquiry, forty years ago, into the erotic as power, the exhibition investigates the ways in which pleasure is an “unexpressed and unrecognized” feeling.

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to Bare the Rose || a visual memoir
Jul
6
7:30 PM19:30

to Bare the Rose || a visual memoir

to Bare the Rose ||| a visual memoir is a solo self-exploration of intimacy and trauma under love. This memoir recounts, redefines, and relearns truths of Black Queer Femme Love, and the ways violence retaliates against it. It is an interdisciplinary work encompassing movement, film, voice-overs, installation, and poetry to share the encounters of a lover who fails to love the self and others at the same time. This competition between self-love and self-lost manifests a need for truth seeking and vulnerability through memory. to Bare the Rose is itself a healing journey through acts of self-research, creating, and baring.

Videos by Monique Muse Dodd

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Mar
27
to Mar 31

Unwanted

March 27 @ 9pm, March 28 & 31 @ 7pm

A multimedia song cycle written for a unique ensemble (including voice, actor, woodwinds, brass, percussion, synthesizer and electronics) by Tariq Al- Sabir that communicates real-time with film, focusing on the present trauma and cynical frustrations that plague social media oriented Black Millennials.

With Video Projections by Monique Muse Dodd

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