Two Upcoming NYC Events!

(Image courtesy of Liz

1/27/11: “Frida & Anita” – a film by Liz Rosenfeld on Frida Kahlo and Anita Berber.

2/1/11: “A Fire In My Belly” – most recently brought to light by controversy with the National Portrait Gallery, this David Wojnarowicz piece is being screened and followed with a panel discussion.

More event details after the break…

January 27, 2011:


Film screening and discussion with the artist moderated by Professor Tavia Nyong’o.

Shot like a silent film from the 1920s, ‘Frida & Anita’ is a political fantasy, intersecting the lives of two queer radicals — Frida Kahlo and Anita Berber — who both left a huge dent in history, and clearly inspired artists who came after them. They both ruptured the immediate sociopolitical landscapes around them, defining, breaking, and re-defining the social classes with awkward grace and impenetrable energy, leaving what became both an art historical and sociopolitical legacy of work.

Liz Rosenfeld is a Berlin-based artist utilizing modes of performance through film and video in order to convey a sense of past and future histories through moving images. Liz graduated from Hampshire College in 2002 with a BA in New Media with a concentration in video art. In 2005 she received an MFA from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago in the Performance Department, and in 2007 gained an MA in Performance Studies from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.

721 Broadway, 6th Floor, Room 612, 7-9 PM

February 1, 2011:


Film screening and panel discussion discussion with Marvin Taylor, Thomas Crow, Karen Finley, and Leon Hilton

Artist David Wojnarowicz’s archives are housed at Fales Library and Special Collections on the third floor of Bobst Library at NYU, and the full-length video ‘A Fire in My Belly,’ which the National Portrait Gallery removed from its exhibition ‘Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture,’ was on loan from Fales.

This event brings together members of the NYU community to address the myriad and ongoing issues raised by the censoring of this important work.

721 Broadway, 6th Floor, Room 612, 7-9 PM

These events are presented by NYU Tisch’s Department of Performance Studies and are open to the public. RSVP on Facebook: <;


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