IN A DREAM, In Conversation:

Juliana Huxtable & Jenna Wortham

In celebration of the closing of IN A DREAM YOU SAW A WAY TO SURVIVE AND YOU WERE FULL OF JOY we are thrilled to host this special evening program. Join us to hear New York Time’s Magazine writer Jenna Wortham in conversation with exhibiting artist and musician Juliana Huxtable. The bar opens at 5:30P and the talk begins at 6:30. Come early or stay late to visit the exhibition.

Juliana Huxtable explores the intersections of race, gender, queerness, and identity. She uses a diverse set of means to engage these issues, including self-portraiture, text-based prints, performance, nightlife, music, writing, and social media. Huxtable does not privilege any method over another, and the lines between different forms of her work are often fluid. Recent exhibitions and performances include Fusebox Festival, Austin (2022); Portland Institute for Contemporary Art's Time-Based Art Festival, (2019); Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (2017); New Museum Triennial (2015); MoMA PS1, New York (2014), and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2014). Her work is in the collections of the Guggenheim Museum, New York and the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York. Huxtable produced two books in 2017: Mucus in My Pineal Gland, a collection of poems, and Life, a science-fiction novel co-written with artist Hannah Black. She is also a DJ and co-founded New York-based nightlife collective Shock Value.

Jenna Wortham (they/them) is a sound healer, breathworker, reiki practitioner, herbalist, and community care worker oriented towards healing justice and liberation. J is the proud editor of the visual anthology “Black Futures,” along with Kimberly Drew, from One World, and is currently working on a book about the body and dissociation for Penguin Press. They are also a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine, and co-host of the podcast ‘Still Processing.’