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Chalkboard

May 24, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Buzz Slutzky and Greg Newton present Chalkboard.

No grades.
No degrees.
No goals.
All are welcome.
No prerequisites.
Art histories
Humor as critique
Silence as strategy
Failure
Impotence
Insincerity
Inauthenticity
Queers

Buzz explores comedic critiques of history. What role does humor play in art? Does humor strengthen art’s power, or do punchlines trivialize meaning? How have artists used humor to question power and make our own narratives? Why would one be historically accurate when one can be ~hysterically~ accurate?

Greg explores anti-expressive tendencies in the art world of 1950s-60s New York and the lives of the artists who chose not to express themselves. Getting personal with silent (quiet) subjects. The appeal of the negative, then and now.

Suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Bureau.

No one turned away for lack of funds.

Chalkboard has the potential to become a series.

Buzz Slutzky is a dorky non-binary Jewish artist/writer/performer and adjunct art professor who never truly majored in anything, and does a little bit of everything. Aside from torturing college students with their jokes, they are the author of the blog Michelle Foucault, the artist behind the Anne Frank/Justin Bieber mashup “Religious Beliebs”, and creator of other research-based nonsense and wiggly art. Find out more at buzzslutzky.com and on Instagram @buzzslutzky and @michellefoucaultofficial.

Greg Newton studied religion and art history at Hunter College. He completed his coursework and examinations for a doctorate degree in art history at CUNY Graduate Center. After having his dissertation topic approved—”The Emergence of Monochrome Painting in 1950s New York”—Newton aborted his pursuit of the degree and a career in academia. He co-founded the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division in 2012 with his partner, Donnie Jochum.

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Date:
May 24
Time:
7:00 pm-9:00 pm
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Venue

Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
208 West 13th Street, Room 210
New York, NY 10011 United States

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Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
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