Exhibition Motions

Motions © Adelita Husni Bey

Thu-Sun, 5:00-8:00pm

Ludlow 38

Motions is a program on the traumatic effects of immigration law, transforming the exhibition venue into an event space with an ad hoc cinema room screening works on rotation by Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Edgardo Aragón, Kader Attia, Ursula Biemann, Ewa Einhorn and Jeuno JE Kim, Harun Farocki, Charles Heller and Lorenzo Pezzani – Forensic Oceanography, Daryl Celeste Meador, and Yoshua Okón.

The lobby of Motions features a series of prints by Adelita Husni Bey, focusing on the language of tracing the genealogy of US immigration law from 1882-2017, and a booklet developed by the artist through a workshop with members of UnLocal and other legal representative organizations. Posters especially designed for the exhibition are on sale with proceeds supporting UnLocal.

Events include:

Thursday, November 29, 7pm: For Now – a performance by Mariana Valencia

Sunday, December 9, 6-8pm: Alisha Ali and Adelita Husni Bey in conversation

Thursday, December 13, 5-8pm: El Salón

Adelita Husni Bey is an artist and pedagogue interested in anarcho-collectivism, theater, law and urban studies. She organizes workshops, produces publications, radio broadcasts, archives and exhibition work focused on using non-competitive pedagogical models through the framework of contemporary art. Working with activists, architects, jurists, schoolchildren, spoken word poets, actors, urbanists, physical therapists, athletes, teachers and students across different backgrounds the work focuses on unpacking the complexity of collectivity. To make good what can never be made good: what we owe each other.

With the support of The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture