February 27 - April 17, 2010 Reception: Thursday, March 25, 6:00-9:00pm Live Storytelling: every Saturday during run of exhibition, 2:00-4:00pm Intimate Portraits film screening: March 11, 7:00-9:00pm
Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art is pleased to bring the latest solo project by Ethan Shoshan . The artist will present an intimate collection of more than 100 objects—some art, some ephemera, some gifted, some found—all of which have a story. In the tradition of oral storytelling, making it both subject and medium, Shoshan presents a narrative for each object on display. Stories range from rhetorical and touching to explicit and provocative; each lending clairvoyance to a voyeuristic experience. Guests have the freedom to peruse the objects and listen to an accompanying audio guide. Shoshan also provides live storytelling performances every Saturday, from 2:00 to 4:00pm.
I'm always thinking of you even when I'm kissing another boy includes items given by and/or produced by: Sur Rodney (Sur), Mark Arthur, Betty Bee, Brian Buczak, Albert Choi, Ms Confidence, Andrew D'Angelo, Niilartey D'Osu, Mike Diana, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Flawless Sabrina, Devon Gallegos, Scott Garner, Gelitin, H R Giger, Noam Gonick & Luis Jacob, Bibbe Hansen, Geoffrey Hendricks, David Henshaw, Christian Holstad, Jenny Holzer, Kate Huh, Inbred Hybrid Collective & Les Simpson, Derek Jackson, Geraldine Juárez, Israel Julien, Marek Kukumberg, Glenn Ligon, Tim Loque, Shane Luitjens, Jack Waters & Peter Cramer, Amanda Matles & Jan Baracz, Scott Matthew, Wangechi Mutu, MR NVR.COM <http://NVR.COM/> , Morgan O'Hara, Rios O'Leary-Tagiuri, Yoko Ono, Carlo Quispe, Michael S, Joshua Safdie, Desi Santiago & David Menkes, Ryan Schneider, Emily Severance, George Spencer, TABBOO!, Christopher Tanner, Gail Thacker, The Yes Men, Paul Thek, Robert Warner, Dennis Weddle, May Wilson, and Sara Wolfe.
Free Public Film Program: "Intimate Portraits" March 11, 7:00-9:00pm “Intimate Portraits,” is a series of queer autobiographical stories of personal, social, and political experiences confronting relationships of desire and alienation. These films are engaging, heartfelt and compelling. Come experience a sensual buffet of short films that explore intersections of identity and physicality, seemingly natural sites of marginalization. International films by Jamika Ajalon, Dino Dinco, Mónica Enríquez, Leor Grady, Dana Inkster, Vince Mascoli, Nguyen Tan Hoang, Matt Palazzolo, Timothy Smith, and X'Ho. Co-Presented by the MIX New York Queer Experimental Film Festival