One Must Live It: Tour with Christopher Núñez
Jul 16 - Jul 16, 2022
Saturday, July 16th 12:00-1:00PM
Weekend programming will begin with a Saturday afternoon tour of the exhibition led by Leslie-Lohman Fellow Alum and visually impaired choreographer, dramaturg, educator and Disability advocate, Christopher “Unpezverde” Núñez, highlighting Böttner’s relationship to dance and movement with a live audience. This tour will be filmed.
Informed by Lorenza Böttner’s description of her own artistic development, “It isn’t enough to think an idea or just believe in an idea, one must live it,” the Museum will host public programs in conversation with Lorenza Böttner: Requiem for the Norm over three weekends in July. Alongside additional works by Böttner centered on fashion and dance, the Museum’s gallery will be transformed into an experimental atelier, bringing together contemporary artists, designers, and dance artists whose practices resonate with Böttner’s life and work. They explore the intersections of disability, gender identity, and migration via queer dance, design, and performativity of fashion–recurring themes throughout the Böttner exhibition.
Intentionally open-ended, One Must Live It also invites answers to central questions: how might the museum decenter itself as an arbiter of knowledge, and become a place for collective meaning-making? What ways of knowing—affective, embodied—can the museum foster or recover?
One Must Live It, In Conversation with Lorenza Böttner is made possible by the generous support of the Ford Foundation and contribution from Kartell.
Programming is produced in partnership with Brooklyn Arts Exchange, NYU Center for Disability Studies, Proclaiming Disability Arts, and Viscose Journal with support from ACLS, an NYU Steinhardt Diversity Innovation Grant.
Image Description: Christopher looks at the camera while resting his left arm on the column.
Photo credit: Walter Wlodarczyk.
Bio: (b. Costa Rica, of Nicaragua and Garifuna descent) Christopher “Unpezverde” Núñez is a Visually Impaired choreographer, dramaturg, educator and Disability advocate based in NYC. Núñez is a Princeton University Arts Fellow 2022-2024, a Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art Fellow and is a two-time recipient of the Emergency Grant by Foundation for Contemporary Arts. His performances have been presented by The Joyce Theater, The Brooklyn Museum-The Immigrant Artist Biennale, The Kitchen, Danspace Project, Movement Research at The Judson Church, The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, CUE Art Foundation, Battery Dance Festival, Performance Mix Festival and Dixon Place, among others. His work has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, The Brooklyn Rail, The Dance Enthusiast and The Archive: The Leslie-Lohman Museum bi-annual journal. He has held residencies at Danspace Project, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), The Kitchen, Movement Research, Center for Performance Research, New Dance Alliance and Battery Dance Studios. As a performer, his most recent collaboration include “Dressing Up for Civil Rights” by William Pope L, presented at MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art. Núñez was invited by the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs to share his story as a disabled and formally undocumented immigrant choreographer during Immigrant Heritage Week 2020. Núñez received his green card in 2018 and continues to be an advocate for the rights of undocumented disabled immigrants.
CART will be provided for this in-person event.
For in-person visits and events, five external steps lead to the museum entrance doors: a wheelchair lift is available. All galleries are wheelchair-accessible, and a single-occupancy accessible restroom is located behind the visitor services desk. All restrooms are gender-neutral. Large print didactics are also available. Braille handouts are also available for Lorenza Böttner: Requiem for the Norm, that include the curator’s essay and information about upcoming programs
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Masks must be worn by all visitors and guests unless eating or drinking. Additional instructions may be provided ahead of the event for registered guests. Museum staff members will also wear window masks to make communication more accessible for community members.