May 9 @ 6:00 pm - June 2 @ 10:00 pm
May 9 – June 2, 2019
Free and Open to the Public
Monday – Wednesday: 1 – 5pm
Thursday – Sunday: 12 – 6pm
Opening + Flux Thursday Potluck + Artist Talks
Thursday, May 9 at 7pm – 10pm
Saturday, June 1, 8 – 11pm
Convening for Disabled Artists, Organizers and Organizations
Friday, May 31, 7:30 – 10pm
Saturday, June 1, 12:30 – 5:30 pm
Sunday, June 2, 1pm – 6pm
* If you are interested in attending and/or receiving more information about the convening, please email Lexy and moira at firstname.lastname@example.org*
Flux Factory is pleased to announce its first 2019 Major Exhibition, TALK BACK
Click here for an audio version of the Talk Back Press Release
TALK BACK centers the lives and leadership of disabled artists and organizers, asserting that deep-rooted cultural changes must be made within the art world to become more inclusive and accessible. TALK BACK believes that disability must be included in conversations about diversity. One part of affecting change in the art world is by placing disabled artists and organizers in positions of influence within the arts to effect change from within.
TALK BACK imagines a reality yet to exist, shifts able-normative assumptions to make room for every body and illuminates non-binary futures. TALK BACK envisions and celebrates joy, pleasure, mindbody, radical care and inclusion, sovereign bodies, crip time, community building, non-verbal and alternative forms of communication. TALK BACK disrupts through fluidity, quiet protest, overt and mass protest that includes multiple ways of showing up and being present. TALK BACK works within and against capitalism, classism and medical ableism to redefine value, time, productivity and worth. TALK BACK makes room for criticism, restoration liberation, coming out, ownership of one’s mind and body, access demands, intersectionality and utopias to offer multiple entry points to TALK BACK.
Please join us in celebration of TALK BACK’s workshops, performances, gatherings, spoken word, screenings, visual arts, video, sound works, DIY, panels, activism, books, installations, zines, artist talks, performance lectures, discussions and celebrations with and for local, national, and international disabled artists and organizers!
Participating Artists and Organizers to date: Ilana Abramovitch + Joel Shatzky, Ezra Benus, Megan Bent, Laurie Berenhaus + Fountain House Gallery Artists, Keke Brown, Monica Chulewicz, Ivan Dalia, Shannon Finnegan, Sharona Franklin, Dustin Gibson, Anna Gichan, Jasper Harden + Adina Burke, Juliet Johnson, Janhavi Khemka, Yo Yo Lin, ET Russian, Jaklin Romine, Ani Schreiber, Andy Slater, Rosary Solimanto, Paula Stuttman, Aislinn Thomas, Jimmy Tucker, Kevin Quiles Bonilla, Romily Alice Walden, Erin Brady Worsham, Madison Zalopany + Alex Zak, and Lizzy DeVita, Flux Factory’s inaugural Access Fellow recipient.
About the Curators
Lexy Ho-Tai is a multi-disciplinary artist and teaching artist based in Queens, whose public and participatory practice explores accessibility, inclusion, craft, and play.
Moira Williams’ often co-creative practice weaves together performance, bio-art, food, sculpture and movement as a lived experience, while simultaneously connecting and creating opportunities for artists through gatherings and curatorial projects. Moira identifies as a disabled artist.
Flux Factory gallery and ground floor, gender-neutral bathroom is ADA Accessible. No ID or fee necessary for entry. Free tap water is available as are chairs with backs.
The closest subway stations with street level elevators is Queens Plaza (E, M, R trains), and 21st Street Queensbridge (F Train). MTA Elevator and Escalator Status.. TALK BACK will include audio guides and large-print and braille versions of written work. There will be quiet space within the gallery with low-level lighting, earplugs, chairs, cushions, eye masks, and reading material. Service animals are welcome. Please come fragrance free and with quiet phones. Please feel free to contact curators Lexy Ho-Tai or moira williams at email@example.com about access needs and questions. If you require ASL interpretation or real-time captioning, please reach out as well.
Attendees are expected to adhere to our safer space policy, which is posted throughout the space.
TALK BACK is made possible through in-kind support from Materials for the Arts, a generous donation from Joe Cardillo, and supported by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.