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Radamés "Juni" Figueroa
Mutations: La Deliciosa Show

 

Presenting Distant Lives, Forbidden Voices

Friday, August 25, 2017
6:30 – 8:00 PM
On the High Line at 30th St. and 10th Ave.
Free with RSVP

Co-presented by PEN America and the High Line

Distant Lives, Forbidden Voices is an evening of readings presented with PEN America through The Artists at Risk Connection (ARC), a project designed to safeguard the right to artistic freedom of expression, and to ensure that artists everywhere can live and work without fear.

A range of exciting new voices, including Hala Alyan, Ana Božičević, Alexander Chee, Farnoosh Fathi, Marwa Helal, and Luis Jaramillo will read work by Oleg Sentsov, Liu Xia, Dareen Tatour, and other artists and writers at risk worldwide. Each reading will explore resonances and opportunities for solidarity with individuals who face threats, persecution, and censorship over their work.

The evening will be hosted in a site-specific installation titled La Deliciosa Show, conceived by the artist Radamés “Juni” Figueroa as part of the High Line’s open-air group exhibition, Mutations, which looks at how boundaries between the natural world and culture are defined, crossed, and obliterated. You can learn more about the exhibition at art.thehighline.org.

Image: Poet Timothy DuWhite at the Reading for AIDS Remembrance. Photo by Janine Moodhe

Support

Major support for High Line Art comes from Donald R. Mullen, Jr. and The Brown Foundation, Inc. of Houston. Additional funding is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. High Line Art is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council and from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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