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INNER COURSE : The Agony Of It All

August 11, 2018, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Smack Mellon
92 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
(718) 834-8761

Please join us for an intimate evening of screwball readings from the private library of INNER COURSE. This event is presented in conjunction with our current exhibition Laugh Back, curated by Lindsey O’Connor. Our stellar guests will be reading from classic self-help titles, such as Pet Goats & Pap Smears, The Predatory Female, Natural Bust Enlargement With Total Mind Power, Just Be Glad You’re Neurotic and The Soap Opera Syndrome: The Drive For Drama & Excitement in Women’s Lives.

Performers Include:
Tamar Ettun
Daphne Fitzpatrick
Fauzeeya Hunter
Svetlana Kitto
Savannah Knoop
Sharon Molloy
Sarah Alice Moran
Elizabeth Reddin
Tina Wang

… Plus more surprise guests yet to be announced!

INNER COURSE (a project by Rya Kleinpeter and Tora López) create immersive situations that incite systems of play through candid, improvised performances that entangle the boundaries of art maker and viewer. Their compositions are shaped by rumor, humor, psychodramatic inquiry, and role-play. Exhibitions include The Museum Of Old And New Art (Tasmania, AU), Whitney Houston Biennial (NYC), Alaska Projects (Sydney, AU) Honey Space (NYC), Family Business (NYC), Pulse Art Fair (NYC), Life Is Art Foundation (New Orleans, LA).

Lindsey O’Connor is an exhibition organizer and arts writer living in New York City. She is currently the Biennial Co-Coordinator at the Whitney Museum of American Art and has held past positions at the Guggenheim Museum, American Federation of Arts, and Biennial of the Americas. She has curated and co-curated exhibitions with Greatmore Studios in Cape Town, South Africa, and the NLE Curatorial Lab in New York. Her writing has been published in Hyperallergic, CAA.Reviews, Art Papers, and Ada: Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology.