Arts + Culture

Shop Talk: Kleaver Cruz and Devan Shimoyama discuss Black Joy, Masculinity, and Barbershops

Oct 26, 2018 - Oct 26, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Andy Warhol Museum
117 Sandusky Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Kleaver Cruz brings The Black Joy Project to Pittsburgh. For one week in October, Cruz will explore black spaces in Pittsburgh, take portraits and conduct conversations regarding Black joy. As a culmination of his residency, he will speak with artist Devan Shimoyama and community members about navigating black barbershops and the complex experience of being queer in these spaces. The event will be followed by a late-night dance party in the museum entrance space with a local DJ and a live performance by Brooklyn born, Pittsburgh based performer, Brendon Hawkins. This event is organized by Jessica Beck, the Milton Fine curator of art at The Warhol in collaboration with Rickey Laurentiis the inaugural Fellow in Creative Writing at the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics. Co-presented with Center for African American Poetry (CAAPP) at University of Pittsburgh.

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