Thu 31 May, 7.00 pm
Publisher's Bookshop, New York, 22nd Street
Hauser & Wirth Publishers Bookshop and Adult Contemporary co-present a night of readings and performances by performer and musician Nath Ann Carrera, interdisciplinary artist Jacob Robichaux, and poet Simone White.
Adult Contemporary is a salon-style site of experimentation, genre collapse, and extra-ordinary conversation, founded in 2013 by Katherine Brewer Ball and Svetlana Kitto. They ask artists, academics, performers, and writers to “read” in whatever way they see fit; to use the platform to experiment in form; to give us words, movements, sounds, or textures.
Nath Ann Carrera is described as a “heavenly” (New York Times), “gender-defiant” (Time Out New York), “glitter saint” (Village Voice). Nath Ann Carrera has had solo shows at La MaMa (“Death To The Patriarchal Rape Heads”), Joe’s Pub, Wild Project, and the Afterglow Festival (“I Don’t Want To Throw Rice, I Want To Throw Rocks: The Early Southern Gothicism Of Dolly Parton”), sings as WITCH CAMP with Amber Martin, performs with Justin Vivian Bond, opened for Martha Wainwright at City Winery, and has sung at P.S. 122, The Kitchen, Abrons Arts Center, Le Poisson Rouge, SFMOMA, and MoMA PS1.
Jacob Robichaux is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York. He has exhibited at Artist Curated Projects (Los Angeles), American Contemporary (New York), Essex Flowers (New York), and Chez Valentin (Paris) among others, and performed at numerous venues including PPOW, MoMA PS1, KIOSK, and Jack Hanley Gallery (New York), Bennington College (Bennington, VT), and the Mandrake (Los Angeles). As a visiting artist and critic, he has lectured at Bard College, Parsons School of Design, Rhode Island School of Design, California College of the Arts (San Francisco), and the Center for Art and Culture (Aix-en-Provence, France). In 2017, he co-founded Gordon Robichaux with artist Sam Gordon. The curatorial agency nurtures and promotes under-recognized and emerging artists and offers new perspectives on established artists. The program is informed by their shared interest in collaboration and interdisciplinary practices.
Simone White is the author of Dear Angel of Death, Of Being Dispersed, House Envy of All the World and the chapbooks Unrest and Dolly (with Kim Thomas). Her poems and essays have appeared in BOMB, Harper’s, New York Times Book Review, Chicago Review, and Harriet: The Blog. In 2017, she received the Whiting Award for poetry. She lives in Brooklyn, and joins the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania this summer.