Social Health Performance Club (U.S.) at The Queer New York International Arts Festival
Social Health Performance Club
Social Health Performance Club (U.S.)
Friday, September 18, 9pm
Abrons Arts Center, Underground Theater
Tickets: $15 / abronsartscenter.org
Social Health Performance Club (SHPC) will present an evening of performances that engage the problematics of framing work as queer––aesthetically and personally. Simply put, SHPC asks: What is “queerness” in this context? How do our individual lived experiences relate to it? How does our presence in this festival, on this night, situate us as/among the marginalized or subaltern and relate those categories with queerness? SHPC seeks to create a conversation with the curatorial platform by interrogating its very presence in it. The evening will feature works by Ian Deleón, Geraldo Mercado, Lorene Bouboushian, Ivy Castellanos, Esther Neff, and Ayana Evans.
Social Health Performance Club is a collective of artists actively questioning systemic values at work in performance art through themed performances, potlucks, and member collaborations. SHPC produces events, exhibitions, and other public art projects that directly confront systemic social issues in the art world and beyond. The Club itself is framed as a performance, gathering together as action, understanding social relationships as artistic processes.
SHPC is the recipient of the 2015 André von Ah research and development grant for queer art.