Hannah Quinlan

Self-determination + social justice with Hannah Quinlan + Rosie Hastings’ DIEDADDYDIE @GAYBAR at 255 Canal St, Mar 31

30 March 2017

Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings‘ DIEDADDYDIE @GAYBAR exhibition is on at New York’s 255 Canal St, on March 31.

Presented by London’s Arcadia Missa, the evening is raising donations for Sylvia Rivera Law Project and will feature performances by A.L. Steiner, Syd Ultra Omni and Oscar Nñ

SRLP functions as a “multi-racial, inter-generational collective of people committed to a broad understanding of gender self-determination” and work as a law collective to create a ‘non-hierarchical’ structure to support those facing struggle, aiming to “redistribute power and wealth for a more just society.”

See the FB event page for details.**

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Ecocore V: The Issue of Narcissism

28 November 2016

Ecology zine Ecocore presents its 5th issue The Issue of Narcissism available now.

Edited by Alessandro Bava and Rebecca Sharp, Issue V “exploits Narcissus as the symbol of the modern subject’, featuring contributions by Gabriele BeveridgeIsa GenzkenEthan James GreenHannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings, Benjamin Ahmed HusebyEmily JonesJosip NovoselLisa Radon and Frances Stark among others.

The issue explores the complexities of the ‘personality disorder’ with new perspectives on “identity, the virtual, transcendence and how our aesthetic embodiment relates to capitalism.” Looking at the ways our “psychic/social ecology meets with the environmental in haemorrhage of inner to outer”, the focus relates to the overarching aim of the zine which is rooted in “ecology’s muddled identity.”
 

See the Ecocore website for details.**

Ecocore Magazine Cover, 'Issue V: The Issue of Narcissim' December 2016.
Ecocore Magazine Cover, ‘Issue V: The Issue of Narcissim’ December 2016.

 

 

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Hannah Quinlan + Rosie Hastings @ DRAF, May 13 – 28

11 May 2016

Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings are presenting installation How to Survive a Flood@GAYBAR at London’s David Roberts Art Foundation (DRAF), opening May 13 and running to May 28.

As part of the Curators’ Series’ Ways of Living programme running to June 23, the London-based artist-duo will transform the DRAF Studio into a working bar featuring new video, audio, and light boxes that explore the history of New York gay resort Fire Island in relation to its present state of rapid gentrification and natural disaster.

The project aims to cite and critique the complicated identity of said LGBTQ community and its relationship with private property and privilege by reimagining it as a “queer, sci-fi and anarchic space” with works weaving CGI landscapes, found footage of post-Hurricane Sandy destruction and an audio piece produced by Jan Piasecki weaving together pop music and the sounds of ecological destruction.

How To Survive a Flood is a continuation of Quinlan and Hastings’ ongoing @gaybar project, where “queer politics and history are remade in the context of a gay bar”. The  programme will open with a cocktail party and bar-performance, as well as DJ sets by Nkisi (aka Melika Ngombe Kolongo) and Summer Faggot Deathwish (aka Sam Cottington).

There will also be another accompanying event featuring Paul Maheke on May 21.

See the DRAF website for details.**

@gaybar, I DONT KNOW WHY I LIKE IT, I JUST DO, DICK DICK DICK @GAYBAR (2014) @ Rye Lane Studios, London.
@gaybar, I DONT KNOW WHY I LIKE IT, I JUST DO, DICK DICK DICK @GAYBAR (2014) @ Rye Lane Studios, London.
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The Garden @ ROOM E-10 27, Feb 11 – 24

10 February 2016

The Garden group show will be on at Paris’ ROOM E-10 27, opening February 11 and running to February 24.

Thirteen artists will show work in ROOM E-10 27’s garden. The pieces will contribute to the environment, finding moments between the domesticity of nature and the ability to overcome and menace it, according to the press release, which also tells a tender story about Derek Jarman’s meditative and arid garden:

“Poking out of the flint surface, its irises, plants and rusty crosses made from wrenches, is a far cry from the green monochrome of Bree Van de Kampf’s perfectly tended lawns that adorn Wisteria Lane.”

Artists in the show include Rosie Hastings & Hannah Quinlan, Anna SolalFabio SantacroceAnna Sagström, and Cédric Fargues. 

See the ROOM E-10-27 webpage for more details**

Neighbourhood, Anna Solal (2012). Courtesy the artist.
Anna Solal, ‘Neighbourhood’ (2012). Courtesy the artist.
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