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Black Aesthetics: "Imagine Otherwise" curated by Malcolm-X Betts

Black Aesthetics: "Imagine Otherwise" curated by Malcolm-X Betts


Judson Church


Judson’s Meeting Room
55 Washington Square South
New York City, New York


Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 7:30pm



Judson Church


Ashon Crawley engages a powerful concept in his work that he calls, “the Otherwise”: a way of thinking and acting outside dominant, violent ways of being. The Otherwise is a “concept of irreducible possibility,” Crawley writes in his essay “Otherwise, Ferguson”: it signifies our capacity “to create change, to be something else, to explore, to imagine, to live freely, fully, vibrantly.”

Doors Open at 7:30
Performance begins at 8 PM


IMAGINE OTHERWISE is an invitation to Black Artists to explore the possibilities of artistic practice. Inspired by the concept of “otherwise,” possibility curator Malcolm-X Betts asked choreographer, dancer and installation artist Arien Wilkerson/Tnmot Aztro, their collaborator Chloe Newton, and sound Artist Kwami Winfield: How do we act towards the outside violence and violent ways in the United States?

Come join us for this interdisciplinary movement performance to experience their answers!


Judson Arts continues the long tradition of arts ministry at Judson Memorial Church, a spiritual force in Greenwich Village for over 120 years, devoted to creative freedom, social justice, and progressive faith. From the acclaimed Judson Poets’ Theater and Judson Dance Theater to today’s Judson Arts programming, Judson embraces the necessity of art in our lives and nurtures an uncensored environment for innovative expression, considering all artists potential modern-day prophets who show us where we’ve been, who we are, and what we can become.

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