Join Ruth Estévez, Amant’s Artistic Director for an intimate tour of The Amant Foundation’s 21,000 square foot multi-building SO-IL designed “art campus” in East Williamsburg. Opened in June 2021, the complex serves as Amant’s new headquarters, as well as the home for its exhibitions, public events, archival projects, performances, and residency program. Conceived as a research and process-oriented platform, Amant provides a public forum that presents and supports the practices of both established and under-recognized artists working across diverse creative fields.
We will also tour the inaugural exhibition, “Grada Kilomba: Heroines, Birds and Monsters” the first solo exhibition of the artist in the United States. Working with theory, performance, film, and literature, Kilomba reveals the narratives of the colonial past, giving space to the silenced voices whose traumas are ever present. In her own words: “What if history has not been told properly? What if our history is haunted by cyclical violence precisely because it has not been buried properly?”
Light snacks to be provided in the Cafe directly following the tour.
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- Non-members – $15
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To ensure a positive and safe experience, and in keeping with the ‘Key to NYC’ requirements outlined by the New York City Mayor’s Office, as well as CDC recommendations, Amant adheres to the following protocols:
From September 2nd, Amant will require all visitors (12+) to show proof they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized for emergency use by the FDA or WHO. For more information regarding this requirement, visit Key to NYC.
Amant recommends that all visitors (age 2+) wear face coverings while inside of Amant and maintain the 6-ft social distancing rule when interacting with any staff and other visitors. Additional masks are available at the reception desk.
Amant is committed to making its space as welcoming as possible for all visitors. Entry at 315 Maujer St. is step-free and suitable for wheelchair users. The galleries, the bookstore, and the restroom facilities are also wheelchair accessible. All the on-site visitor and exhibition related materials are available in English and Spanish. Printed and digital copies can be found at the reception desk. Amant offers descriptive audio guides, as well as large print materials, for all the exhibitions. ASL interpretation for events at Amant is available on request. Amant requires two weeks’ notice to confirm an interpreter.
Thank you to Randy Rosen, Judith Richards, and Regan Lynn Larroque of the New York Chapter Programs Committee for organizing this program.
About the Speaker
Ruth Estévez is a curator and stage designer. Her research work focuses on artistic practices that explore how the spoken and written language operates within the visual arts, contemporary culture and politics.
She is the co-curator of the 34th São Paulo Biennial, which opens in September 2021. From 2018 to 2020 she was senior curator-at-large at the Rose Art Museum in Waltham, and curator of Idiorhythmias, the performance program at MACBA in Barcelona. She was Redcat Gallery Director in Los Angeles and Chief Curator at the Carrillo Gil Museum in Mexico City, where she also founded LIGA, Space for architecture, a non for profit platform focused on spatial practices.
- Amant facade – Photographed by Rafael Gamo
- Artwork image courtesy of Grada Kilomba and Goodman Gallery
- Ruth Estévez