Hudson Hall opens the 2018 season with an exhibition curated by the Hudson-based creative team behind ‘The Tenth’, a biannual publication documenting the history, culture, ideas and aesthetics of the black LGBTQ community. The exhibition, The BlkQueer Romantics, celebrates the launch of The Tenth’s fifth volume, and is an exhibition highlighting the artists who have contributed to The Tenth‘s fifth edition. This edition is a homage to the natural landscape and the architectural structures of the Hudson River Valley – from Hudson’s Dr. Oliver Bronson House and a quaint guest house in the Catskills to The Vanderbilt Mansion at Hyde Park, places where many African American artists and entertainers escaped at the turn of the 19th-century.
Taking its name from a W.E.B DuBois essay titled “The Talented Tenth”, The Tenth champions black LGTBQ voices via photographic essays, in-depth interviews, prose, and events. Since the magazine’s first edition was released in 2015, it has received widespread acclaim for its presentation of counter narratives of black gay and bisexual lives, and for its ability to push boundaries and offer stunning visual imagery of and by black LGBTQ artists. The Tenth has curated launch events, exhibitions and symposium with notable partners such as MoMA PS1, the Ace Hotel, and the Provincetown Film Festival, where they partnered with HBO® to present UNTAGGED, a photography exhibition that explored the relationship between perceived and projected identity and to celebrate the premiere of HBO’s new documentary, Suited.
The exhibition opens in Hudson Hall’s Center Hall Gallery with a party on Saturday, February 10th from 5-7pm. The exhibition is on view until March 18.
at the historic Hudson Opera House
327 Warren Street
Hudson, NY 12534
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