Deemed a “rising musical mastermind" by the Examiner, composer and vocalist Tariq Al-Sabir presents selections from his multi-media, genre-bending song cycle #UNWANTED at the Atrium. Written for a unique, ten-piece ensemble that includes voice, woodwinds, brass, percussion, synthesizer, and electronics, this poignant piece centers on Black people’s navigation through social media and access to technology. It examines several ways in which prejudices, phobias, racisms, and more transform themselves to exist online. Al-Sabir, who has premiered and performed commissioned works at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, National Sawdust, and MoMA, explores what it means to create and find a virtual community and home, as the cycle communicates in real-time with film.
Video direction by Monique Muse Dodd
Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
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.
Love is the only true act of Resistance: films from QTPOC
( Queer, Trans*, People of color)
"In a society that profits from your self-doubt, liking yourself is a rebellious act. " - unknown
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.
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.
Film screening and artist talk with artists Monique Muse Dodd and Emireth Herrera
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
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