Small detail for my solo show “Disease Thrower” at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Richmond VA @icavcu I will be performing a all night sound bath in the evening of November 9th 11pm-6am. I am inviting 50 participants to come sleep at the Museum while a team of POC sound healers plays the sculptures in the exhibition. Come sleep with us. 💤💤💤💤💤💤💤
Disease Throwers in progress.
I got a dozen “MELT THE ICE” (for those that don’t know ICE means Immigration Customs Enforcement ) T-Shirts printed by @cranbrook_printmedia as a gift for my visit. Gracias 🙏🏽
NY Times giving my solo show some love. Gracias 🙏🏽
Come by tonight. Jack Barrett Gallery 173 Henry Street New York, NY Opening reception 9/6/19 7-10pm
This is a sketch for a pop- up book/ Tripa Chuca drawing for my solo show “Saga”. Working with the great book designer @simon arizpe Opening night 9/6/19 from 7-10PM Jack Barrett Gallery 173 Henry street New York NY
A.L Steiner ❤️✊🏽⚡️ #repost @artfcity ・・・ Zackary Drucker and A.L. Steiner withdrew their work from The Shed’s Open Call exhibition in protest of the Stephen Ross Trump Fundraiser. A relevant passage: Steiner pinpoints a common disconnect between those who run large organizations and companies in the culture industry and those who work for them. Equinox has long been a leader in socially-progressive causes, championing gay rights and transgender issues well before most would touch it. The Shed’s Open Call exhibition makes this contrast even more pronounced. By comparison, the Whitney Biennial—a show recently lauded for its diversity—looks like a bastion of white privilege. Of the 52 participating artists, curators Tamara McCaw, Emma Enderby, and Solana Chehtman included 43 people of color—83 percent of the show. Women make up roughly half of the show—25 not counting multi-gender collectives. As a commissioning institution, those artists receive between $7,000-15,000 to make their work, placing the artist fee budget alone at between $364,000-780,000. But if the conditions of this progress mean support of unlawful ICE raids and migrant concentration camps, perhaps this isn’t the reasonable tradeoff people like Ross seem to suggest. “In terms of Trump, there’s good and bad obviously, with anything,” he said in a recent statement. That comment, more than any others, rankled Steiner. “How do we live in a world that equivocates the torture, abuse, and murder of people of color as a policy position and decides what part of it is good?”
New sculptures in progress. 5 new “Disease Throwers” Shrines/ Headdresses/Instruments/sculptures
Thank you ✨ to this wonderful team.
Also ✨ happening at the Border. ❤️ #lovehumanity #repost @jaimiewarrenisyourfriend ・・・ ・・・ A seesaw across the U.S.-Mexico border came to life this week, 10 years after first being conceived by two California professors. Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, instructors in architecture and design, respectively, created “a literal fulcrum” out of the wall. Rael says it was “one of the most incredible experiences of my and [Virginia’s] career bringing to life the conceptual drawings of the Teetertotter Wall from 2009 in an event filled with joy, excitement, and togetherness at the borderwall.” See more from the day on HiFructose.com. #RonaldRael #VirginiaSanFratello #design #architecture #HiFructose @rrael @vasfsf
Come out to the Queens Museum for my performance “Walker on Water”. Sunday, July 21st @ 3pm.
Rehearsing for my Queens performance “WALK on WATER”. Please, come join us this Sunday from 3- 4pm.
On this 4th of July I visited the Immigration Detention Center where Children are being held in Florida. Even though we did not go very far because there were so many checkpoints it was extremely challenging. The energy was so intense, it was so painful being this close to kidnapped children and feeling helpless. The most difficult part was seeing an unmarked bus with detained immigrants. I can’t imagine how it must feel to be a child there in captivity separated from your parents. There aren’t words to describe how I feel right now, but I do believe that today’s experience will forever fuel my mission as an artist, healer and activist.
If your in in Miami come to my show, it will be up until November...
Blessings the work con Agua de Florida.
#Repost @shaunking with @get_repost ・・・ 6/ Carlos Gregorio Hernández Vásquez loved playing the piano and the bass. His family called him Goyito. He had 8 brothers and sisters. One of them, Edgar, had special needs. Carlos came to the U.S. to help support Edgar. He died on May 20 in our government’s custody. He was 16.
#Repost @shaunking with @get_repost ・・・ 3/ Felipe Gómez Alonzo was excited to come to the U.S. He thought he might get his own bicycle. His mom and dad let him make the trip after he got upset that his dad might leave without him. He died on Christmas Eve in our government’s custody. He was 8.
#Repost @shaunking with @get_repost ・・・ 2/ Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin liked to climb trees. She jumped when her dad told her she could come with him to the U.S. She thought she might get her first toy; she'd just got her first pair of shoes. She died on December 8 in our government’s custody. She was 7.
#Repost @shaunking with @get_repost ・・・ 1/ Darlyn Cristabel Cordova-Valle hadn’t seen her mom in 9 years. She came to the United States to see her mom. She was hospitalized soon after she got here. Her mom begged for Darlyn to be released to her. The government refused. She died on September 29 in our government’s custody. She was 10.
Today I recreated a Martin Roth performance where he bought and released doves that were going to be sacrificed in Mexico City.
Rest In Peace my friend. Martin Roth was with me when I found out I had Cancer. He was extremely supportive during those times. What stands out about him was his love to animals and nature, what a beautiful human he was. His compassion and empathy for our nature is something I will always remember...
Come say hi before these and other new Sculptures/ headdresses head down to the ICA in Miami for my first solo Museum show. Opens June 27th.
I got a Guggenheim ✨✨✨✨
We Drawing, come join us.
I am hosting a Drink and Draw event at Drawing Center 3/11/19. Come get some Salvadoran Rum and play the Tripa Chuca Drawing game with me. 6:30pm Part of our “Spirit Level” Group exhibition. 🥃🥃 35 Wooster st. Soho New York