How Many Secrets Can One Cavern Hold?
Monday May 27th, 4-6pm 222 Bowery, New York, NY
4pm Katie Cercone’s MILK MINNIE, MC ²
A performance with the Hip Hop Yoga Familia Undakova & Ultracultural Others Urban Mystery Skool in front of her piece “Ratchet AMMA’S Ecstatic Birth Blanket.” Puddin’ paintings & spell-casting with the Archangel of Affluenza Or Nah
Or Nah’s Ecstatic Birth Blanket was originally the ground of radical, queer, transnational feminist collective @gopushpops Performance “Ratchet AMMA’S Ecstatic Birth Blanket Babylon” featuring UNDAKOVA in 2016 during The New Bohemians exhibition curated by Marie Tomanova at the Czech Center
5pm Susannah Simpson “THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION HURT”
A performance piece devoted to exploring and honoring the Virgin Mary in all of her earthliness, humanity, and sensuality.
Come see this groundbreaking exhibition featuring 600 female artists in its closing days. View featured artworks by Marilyn Minter, Mickalene Thomas, C. Finley, Qinza Najm, Noa Charuvi, Nichole Washington, Maria Liebana, Ayana M. Evans, Maya Erdelyi, Swoon, Eddy Segal, Marne Lucas, Clarinda MacLow & many more!!!
The EVERY WOMAN BIENNIAL is the all woman and women-identified art biennial founded and curated by C. Finley. What began as the Whitney Houston Biennial, a wild one-night event of art and performance celebrating women in 2014, and expanded to a two-week exhibition in 2017 in the awakening of the #MeToo movement, will present its third iteration, titled Every Woman Biennial, from May 20 – May 29 in NY, and a sister biennial featuring LA-based artists June 2 – 12 in LA.
About the Artists
Susannah Simpson is a multi-disciplinary artist based in NYC. Through a wide range of media including performance art, poetry, dance, installation, and eco-pornography, Susannah seeks to examine and honor our connection to Earth, an undeniable fact she believes deems all beings intrinsically sacred and worthy of a happy, healthy existence. From this consciousness and her own embodied location, she works to investigate and celebrate a fuller spectrum of being-hood by exploding and transforming archaic, oppressive interpretations of history, language, and gender to acknowledge a fuller range of possibility. She is creating an alternative, embodied encyclopedia presenting new definitions of sexiness, power, intelligence, masculinity, femininity, and humanity. For our ancestors, babies, each other, and the Earth, she is committed to using her artistic process and body/voice to cultivate a culture where all possibilities of expression are available, and empathy, pleasure, respect, and freedom are deemed vital human rights. Her work has been shown at many venues throughout the US and Mexico, including college campuses, art galleries, DIY Spaces, traditional theaters and museums, and the homes of those kind and willing enough to support live performance art. In New York she has performed at The Whitney Museum of American Art, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Dance New Amsterdam, Body Actualized Center, Secret Project Robot, Moma P.S.1, The Museum of the Moving Image, and Stream Gallery, and more. On tours throughout the US her work has been shown at Eyedrum Gallery (GA), The Museum of Human Achievement (TX), The Mudlark Public Theater (New Orleans), Pianofight (CA), The Clinton St. Theatre (OR) and many more.
Katie Cercone “ High Prieztezz Or Nah is a visionary artist, scribe, prieztezz and spiritual gangsta hailing from the blessed coast. Cercone has performed or shown work in exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum, Bronx Museum, Dallas Contemporary, Momenta Art, C24 Gallery, Changjiang Museum China, Dodge Gallery and Aljira Center for Contemporary Art. She has published critical writing in ART PAPERS, White Hot, Posture, Brooklyn Rail, Hysteria, Bitch Magazine, Utne Reader and N.Paradoxa. As co-leader of the radical, queer, transnational feminist collective Go! Push Pops, Cercone spearheaded a 400-women strong takeover of the Whitney Museum in 2014 known as “The Clitney Perennial,” and was awarded the Culture Push Fellowship for Utopian Practice the same year. Her work has been featured in Dazed, MILK, Interview, Japan Times, Huffington Post, ART 21, Hyperallergic, PAPER, Art Fag City, Washington Post, and Art Net TV among others. Cercone has curated shows for Momenta Art, KARST (UK), Cue Art Foundation, Local Project and NurtureArt. Cercone is creative director of ULTRACULTURAL OTHERS Urban Mystery Skool in NYC. In 2015 she was a distinguished National Endowment for the Arts Fellow for the U.S.-Japan Exchange Program in Tokyo (JUSFC).
For over twenty years, David Jason Williams a.k.a. U.N.D.A.K.O.V.A. (Universe. Naturally. Delivers. All. Knowledge. Of. Vitality. Automatically.) has been awakening audiences with his special brand of insightful & knowledge infused hip hop. Urban monk and teaching artist, his seasoned background in yoga and meditation has allowed him to develop a yoga hip hop curriculum for urban youth through the non-profit BEAT NYC. UNDAKOVA believes self-love and artistic expression are the ultimate tools for empowering communities.