A few weeks ago I chatted with artist Aisha Cousins in her Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn apartment about her upcoming residency for the Laundromat Project‘s Create Change Program.
Read more about Cousin’s newest performance score that will commemorate the life of human rights activist and community icon, Malcolm X here.
The Laundromat Project is a community-based non-profit arts organization established in 2005 that uses local coin-ops to provide communities of color living on modest incomes with broad access to visual art.
Aisha Cousins, 2012. [Image courtesy of the artist.]
Aisha Cousins (born 1978, Boston) has exhibited her performance-based works at numerous institutions including the Museum Of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Houston’s Project Row Houses, and Kitchen. She will be a Create Change Artist-in-Residence from June 1 to October 19, 2013.
This Wednesday night at Local 61, I will have three illustrations projected at the sixth installment of the Atlas Review reading series, featuring poetry and fiction from Cathy Linh Che, Sam Allingham, Matvei Yankelevich and Anna Moschovakis.
My artwork will be shown in connection with the poetry of Anna Moschovakis, author of two books of poetry, You and Three Others Are Approaching a Lake, winner of the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets, and I Have Not Been Able to Get Through to Everyone.
Read more of Moschovakis’s work here.
Atlas VI: May 8th, 7pm, at 61 Local in Brooklyn.