Join us for a curated collection of films recently commissioned by the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, in celebration of the third chapter of the exhibition AllTogether, a project by The Community in collaboration with the Tom of Finland Foundation.
The discussion and Q&A to follow bring together the Museum’s Head Curator and Director of Exhibitions and Collections Stamatina Gregory, Executive Director Alyssa Nitchun, and filmmakers Joseph Liatela, Randa Jarrar and Amelia Bande.
Joseph Liatela, Vital Response
Brontez Purnell, 100 Boyfriends Mixtape #3: Fuckboy Anthem: How I Spent My Summer Vacation
Randa Jarrar, For Laura Aguilar
Amelia Bande, A Day at the Edge of Nothingness
Amelia Bande (she/ella) Writer, performer, music maker and teacher from Chile living in Los Angeles & New York. Amelia uses text and visuals to create live capsules of intimacy and low-fi musicals. In 2021 she launched an online school for language, writing and speaking.
Brontez Purnell (he/him) has been publishing, performing, and curating in the Bay Area for over ten years. He is the author of 100 Boyfriends, Fag School, The Cruising Diaries and Johnny Would You Love Me If . . . (My Dick Were Bigger), the frontman for his band “The Younger Lovers,” and founder of the Brontez Purnell Dance Company (BPDC). Purnell lives and works in Oakland, CA.
Randa Jarrar (she/he) is an author, actor, and filmmaker.
@rajarrar and randajarrar.com
Joseph Liatela (he/him) is a visual artist based in NYC. Using performance and sculpture, he makes work that examines issues of collective movement, trans and queer subjectivities, memorial, and biopolitics. He holds a BFA from California College of the Arts and an MFA in Sculpture from Columbia University.
@josephliatela and www.josephliatela.com
The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art is the only dedicated LGBTQIA+ art museum in the world with a mission to exhibit and preserve LGBTQIA+ art and foster the artists who create it. Learn more at leslielohman.org.
This evening is an occasion to gather, listen, and celebrate Pride. Subtitles will be available for these works. There will be refreshments available during and after the discussion.