Join Jamaican artist Lawrence Graham-Brown for a screening of "Rites of Passage/Sacred Spaces 2012, his recent performance/film. After the screening, Graham-Brown will be in conversation with Steven G. Fullwood about his insightful views on art, politics, and public performance as a venue for change, expression, and liberation. Light refreshment will be served.
Lawrence Graham-Brown & Co. performing at TheaterLab in a private exhibition and salon session, where he was invited and supported by "TheaterLab NYC & Forward Flux, Collaborate:Curate Residency" April 14, 2013. To present new and unfinished work.
Theater residency in Manhattan, NYC.
Group exhibition featuring the work of Lawrence Graham-Brown and others.
Live interview on race, black male body, performance art, gender etc and recent work Acute Case of Black Fever.
Feature on Dance New Amsterdam Triannual Latenite: other.explicit.bodies with feature about Lawrence Graham Brown presentation etc.
Interview with Mathew Morowitz for Art In Odd Places Blog about Acute Case Of Black Fever for DNA triannual event Latenite: other.explicit.bodies curated by Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, 2013
Curator speaks about the event, Latenite: other.explicit.bodies
Curated by Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
Presenting the work of artists who deal explicitly with themes of eroticism, gender politics and otherness in live performance.
Featuring works by:
saúl ulerio + the human institution
Kate Watson-Wallace/anonymous bodies
Forte & Collabs
Daring Duo: Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance
Bare Backin N Da Bronx
Lawrence Graham-Brown transforms into an allegorical hybrid of a part avian, part Ras-human lost in Myalism, commenting on and addressing: sex/sexuality, health, censorship/liberation, caution. From the prohibition of sugary drinks, restriction of time spent in public rest rooms, HIV/AIDS and more. His performance assistants include # 1 adult film stars in the USA Hot Rod and Angyl.
My Boricua Voice
Ricardo Muniz, Photographer and artist, employs live model body painting, poetry, music and movement. He will collaborate with poet and writer Sery Colon.
Lawrence Graham-Brown moderates the International panel discussion for AIOP 4:00-7:00pm, Oct 13, 2012
Screening of Rites Of Passage/Sacred Spaces and book launch at aljira, A Center For Contemporary Arts, Newark NJ. Oct. 5, 2012
Seeking A Mr. Horse Hung...Catechizing A Tourist Fetish Features on September 22, 2012, 4 & 7pm at Medulla Gallery in Trinidad
More info in the catalog
"The full story of Jamaicas anti-gay Love March " by Omar Kuddus
How Christians used a march for sexual purity to spread their anti-LGBT propaganda and demand Jamaica keeps its buggery law
Note worthy commentary was made by Lawrence Graham-Brown
Actions that shake the performer and the audience out of complacency reminding us that anything is possible.
Performances by Lawrence Graham-Brown, Alejandro Guzmán,
LuLu LoLo, and Edith Raw. Tompkins Square Park, NY
Curated by Ed Woodham
Performed at the Judson Memorial Church, NYU. A eucharist and reinterpretation of the 350 questions asked by Jesus according to the synoptic gospel. with sermon by
Senior Minister Dr. Rev. Donna Schaper-Judson Memorial Church. NYU campus
An entire worship dedicated to my performances at the Judson Memorial Church with a talk back session held in the Garden Room which lasted over two and a half hours.
Hesa Inprint is a bilingual (Finnish & English) blog, web magazine and printed art magazine. Based in Finlands Helsinki.
Summer issue of the Archive, The Journal of the Leslie/Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, review by Earl Carlile "This is Art with nothing to hide and nothing to soften its blow"....... June/2012
Pages 12 & 13
A published collection of interviews, Art, poems song and dance about the caribbean homophobia and issues surrounding by noted Phd Scholar Angelique V.Nixon and Rosamond S. King
Department of Culture Aruba, 2012
The Morning News, Aruban newspaper , story on page 5 by Rosalie Klein
Performance Art film. Performed and filmed on location in the Rooi (Ass crack) of Aruba. This work of art seeks to draw attention and counter-balance the paradigms of indigenous peoples, race, religion/rituals, cultures, tourism, commerce et` al while employing a masturbatory gaze.
Performance in Aruba for Foundation Ateliers89,
"Not Your Grandfathers Holy Week"
Judson Memorial Church, NYU
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Catalogue with essay by Dean Daderko,
Curator- Contemporary Art Museum of Houston
Produced and published by Aljira Center for Contemporary Arts, Newark,
Highlight of Disconnecting, Reconnecting...Disconnected March 2011
Review by Antoine Craigwell for "Out in Jersey" magazine
Mention in the essay by Petrine Archer-Straw
Performance on 14th Street NY
Performance at Real Art Ways at the closing reception of exhibition, Rockstone and Bootheel, curated by Kristina Newman-Scott and Yona Backer
Rockstone and Bootheel creates poignant awareness by Ann-Marie Adams
With opening comments by Edwin Ramoran- Curator, Aljira Center for Contemporary Arts and Gonzalo Casals of El Museo Del Barrio
NY Times review, 2009 "Rockstone and Bootheel",
"The Jamaican born, US-based artist Lawrence Graham-Brown's sculpture Ras-Pan-Afro-Homo Sapien confronts challenges to Jamaican gay and black identity, presenting a mannequin torso dressed in a brightly colored military jacket. The proud, broad chest bears the likenesses of Rastafarian, black power, gay rights and pop music icons on dozens of rudeboy badges. A sash of Jamaican currency runs diagonally across the shirtfront while a plume of feathers attached to the back recalls those of a peacockish dancehall diva. A small Jamaican flag is tucked into the front pocket like a flamboyantly political pocket square. A silk rose and a bundle of sticks (a literal faggot) are crowded into the same pocket, signifying an uncomfortable yet confident fusion of personal and political identities. It is this show's stand out." - Sam Mckinniss, Boston, MA
Published by Oneika Russell
Jamaica Journal, (Academic Journal of the Institute of Jamaica )
from the University of Florida, George A Smathers Libraries