Art and Practice is a series of programs that bring together emerging and experienced artists to explore the challenges and possibilities of sustaining a creative life.
For this session, Tourmaline will facilitate a gathering at the site of Seneca Village, an area spanning from 82nd to 86th street in what is now known as Central Park. Seneca Village was home to a free, Black, land-owning community from the 1820s until 1857, when the city destroyed the village to construct Central Park. Tourmaline invites participants to find pleasure in being together in this space and to set collective and individual intentions to honor the new moon. Together, participants will consider how their dreams and desires are necessary forms of resistance.
This program will meet near the West 81st Street entrance to Central Park. Participants will receive detailed instructions on the location in a confirmation email. In case of inclement weather, this program will be postponed to Saturday, October 30, 1:00–2:00 p.m. All participants in this program must show proof that they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by the United States Food and Drug Administration or by the World Health Organization. See here for more details on MoMA's policies.
Art and Practice is for anyone who identifies as an artist. This program is free, but an application form is required. To keep the conversation intimate, registration is limited and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Register now. For more information, please contact [email protected].
Tourmaline is an activist, filmmaker, and writer whose work highlights the capacity of Black, queer, and trans people and communities to make and transform worlds. Her work has been presented across the world, including at The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2019), the Brooklyn Museum (2016, 2019), MoMA PS1, New York (2019), the High Line, New York (2019), the Kitchen, New York (2018), BFI Flare, London (2018), Portland Art Museum (2018), BAM Cinematek, New York (2018), the New Museum, New York (2017), the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2017), MOCA, Los Angeles (2017), the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2017), and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2017). Her 2019 film Salacia will be on view on MoMA’s second floor in fall 2021. Learn more about Salacia and listen to Tourmaline’s audio tour Pleasure Gardening, which explores sites of freedom dreaming in Manhattan, including Seneca Village.
Speakers will use microphones for sound amplification. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation is available for public programs upon request with two weeks’ advance notice. MoMA will make every effort to provide accommodation for requests made with less than two weeks’ notice. Due to the nature of Central Park, this program may not be fully accessible for individuals who use mobility devices. For accessibility questions or accommodation requests please email [email protected] or call (212) 708-9781.
All participants in this program must show proof that they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by the United States Food and Drug Administration or by the World Health Organization. See here for more details on MoMA's policies.
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Generous support for Adult and Academic Programs is provided by the Agnes Gund Education Endowment Fund for Public Programs, The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art Endowment for Educational Programs, and the Jeanne Thayer Young Scholars Fund. Additional support is provided by the Annual Education Fund.