January 5, 2017

ARTGUIDE | Must See New York

Fugitivity, empathy, inscripture, erasure, the breakdown of white-supremacist hierarchies, and the thumping bass of Pop culture” are among the priorities of the eighth edition of American Realness, a swirling ...

The New Yorker

December 19, 2016

Anna Kohler’s Performance Art

In her new piece, “Mytho? Lure of Wildness” (at Abrons Arts Center, through Dec. 22), Kohler no doubt takes some of the information that she has amassed over many years of performing...

December 9, 2016

Anna Kohler’s MYTHO? LURE OF WILDNESS to Premiere This Winter at Abrons Arts Center

Theater artist Anna Kohler, longtime associate member of The Wooster Group, will bring her new interdisciplinary performance work, MYTHO? Lure of Wildness, to Abrons Arts Center for its world premiere December 9-22. Directed by Caleb Hammond...


November 10, 2016

This Show of LGBTQ Prisoner Art Has the Kind of Compassion America Needs Right Now

For those dismayed by Tuesday’s election, you might find hope in the Abrons Arts Center. Tucked away on New York’s Lower East Side, the center is the offspring of the Henry Street Settlement—a beloved social services non-profit founded by healthcare pioneer Lillian Wald in the late 19th century. In its current exhibition...

The New York Times

November 8, 2016

A Moving, Diverse Show of Drawings by Incarcerated LGBTQ Artists

'I made a pledge to do an act of love every day for 30 days between Martin Luther King Day and Valentine’s Day of 2012. It was a simple online pledge — it had to be an act of love not for friends and family,' explains the filmmaker and musician Tatiana von Fürstenberg. It was this promise that ultimately led her to create an arts initiative empowering LGBTQ prisoners...


November 4, 2016

How LGBTQ Prisoners Use Art to Survive Incarceration

There are 1.56 million people currently incarcerated in state and federal prisons in the US. At 716 incarcerations per 100,000 people, America has the dubious distinction of having...

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