In South Africa, approximately 500,000 rapes, murders and beatings are committed against women every year.1 Many of these are carried out against black lesbian women, including hate crimes and practices of ‘corrective rape’.2 Zanele Muholi is a South African visual activist and creator of Inkanyiso, an activist platform that exposes the realities of black LGBTI individuals in South Africa. This month, she’s in New York as part of Brooklyn Museum’s Isibonelo/Evidence show, travelling with three… [read more »]
FREE body-hair modifications, Hair cuts, Fades, Do’s-for-a-day, Wigs-on-loan, Weaves, Small dye jobs, Body shaving, Armpit augmentation, Special requests encouraged!
THE BROWN BEAR IS OPEN / October 28-December 11, 2010
Wednesday – Saturday each week.
Wed, Fri, Sat, 12-6pm / Thursdays, 2-8pm
OPENING / October 28, 2010, 6-8pm
RECESS activities, inc.
41 Grand St. (ground floor)
New York, NY, 10013
A.K. Burns and Katherine Hubbard will begin two months of work at Recess as part of its signature program, Session. Recess invites artists in Session to use its storefront space as studio, exhibition venue and grounds for experimentation. During their first public collaboration, Burns and Hubbard will adapt Recess into a working installation that will intentionally conflate the hair and art salon. They consider the salon a site for public engagement. The Brown Bear is a space to gather, exchange ideas and generate personal aesthetics; a site to collectively explore, what does it look like? During public hours, visitors may come in to receive free body-hair modifications and add to the dialogue surveying the paradigms of appearance.
The artists will be on site to provide DROP-IN hair requests on Thursdays and Fridays.
By APPOINTMENT ONLY on Saturdays. No do’s done on Wednesdays.
ALL WELCOME EVERYDAY.
For more information and performance schedule visit Recess.