Anthony Romero, Vox Populi AUX Curatorial Fellow. Courtesy of Vox Populi.
The first in a series of events organized by AUX's fourth Curatorial Fellow, Anthony Romero, the evening will consist of lectures by Romero and ICA curator Ingrid Schaffner, followed by a screening of Marlon T. Riggs' Tongues Untied from 1989. The AUX Curatorial Fellowships, run by Vox Populi Gallery, have been supported by a grant from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
ICA Senior Curator Ingrid Schaffner will present on her 2010 exhibition, Queer Voice, a group exhibition focused on voice as a material—one that has been manipulated, mediated, or otherwise affected—in works that signal a disengagement with gender norms and everyday conventions of communication.
Anthony Romero will present a performative lecture regarding his interest in voice's political potential for artists of marginalized communities.
Emmy Award-winning director Marlon T. Riggs' 1989 film Tongues Untied uses poetry, personal testimony, rap, and performance (featuring Pew Fellow and poet Essex Hemphill and others) to explore issues of homophobia and racism that affect African-American men in the LGBTQ community.