2019 EVENTS CALENDAR
Vanguard Culture presents "Xquisite Corpse"
Jan. 12 - March 30, 2019 at Bread & Salt Gallery, San Diego, CA
Artists curated by Chi Essary. Poets curated by Adrian Arancibia.
Writers curated by Cornelia Feye
Xquisite Corpse is an exhibition with roots in the Surrealist movement. It is based on a technique invented by surrealists in the 1920’s in which a sequence of images was blindly assembled by the participants giving rise to whimsical, impossible and unexpected results. It stems from an old parlor game called Consequences in which players write on a sheet of paper, fold it to conceal the previous writing, and then pass it to the next writer to continue based only on the last sentence or words. This exhibition will combine both. Selected artists, writers and poets from the region were invited to participate. Two writers and two poets started the game with a short selection from their published work. These words were given to four artists to interpret into a narrative 2D piece of art within a month. The artwork was in turn given to four more word smiths to interpret and so on for four turns. The magic of translating words to pictures and vice versa will be revealed for the first time to all the participants opening night.
Artists: Alanna Airitam, Alida Cervantes, Anna Stump,John Purlia, Julia San Román, Nathaniel Clark, Pamela Jaeger, PANCA, Pat Kelly, Ricardo Islas, Sheena Rae Dowling, Tatiana Ortiz-Rubio
Writers: Adrian Arancibia , Corey Fayman, Francisco J. Bustos, Kirsten Kasai, Lizzie Wann, Max/Cornelia Feye, Michael Cheno Wickert
“Commissioning Artwork in the 21st Century: New Concepts & Buying Art That You Can’t Keep”
Collateral Collective discussion panel with:
Michael Ruiz: Visual Artist
Jeanne & Devin Scott: American Dream Cinema
Kirsten Imani Kasai: Author
Anna Stump: Visual Artist, Hill & Stump
Laurie Fisher: Architect, founder Collateral Collective
Vanguard Culture is the proud nonprofit beneficiary for @Hotels/Motels Unofficial Art Fair. Join us December 14-15 for an incredible art takeover of The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows by more than 80 regional artists! — with Fallen Tree Exhibitions (Contemporary Art In Redefined Spaces).
October 14, 2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm - Neil Morgan Auditorium
San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd., San Diego , CA 92101
An evening of storytelling, poetry and music by five of San Diego’s best writers telling stories and speaking of their experiences as immigrants and/or minorities in San Diego, in conjunction with the 2017 One Book One San Diego themes of peacemaking, migration, resilience and reconciliation. Writers will entertain questions from the audience for a lively post-event discussion and dialogue.
Featuring: Mona de Vestel, Stacy Dyson, Lizz Huerta, Kirsten Imani Kasai, and Marivi Soliven. Musical interlude by Sofia Blanco and Kaydin Seals. Co-sponsored with UCSD's SPACES (Student Promoted Access Center for Education and Service).
Hear Kirsten Imani Kasai read from her newest novel “The House of Erzulie,” the African-American Gothic novel deemed “both a delight and a real heartache to read” by Black Girl Nerds. The reading will be followed by a discussion on othering, spiritualism, female empowerment and the mixed experience, Q&A and book signings.
As seen on The Root, Electric Literature and The Millions; one of Bitch Media’s 25 Fiction Books You Must Read in 2018.
WHEN: May 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Bluestockings Bookstore, Café, & Activist Center
172 Allen St, New York, 10002, NY, United States
February 28, 2018, 7-9 PM
Join author Kirsten Imani Kasai in celebrating the release of her newest novel, The House of Erzulie at Tiger!Tiger! in North Park. Enjoy delicious food, craft beer, and wine during the live performances by the author and two, special guest readers. Stay afterward for a Q&A, book sales, and signings. Free event.
THE HOUSE OF ERZULIE tells the eerily intertwined stories of an ill-fated young couple in the 1850s and the troubled historian who discovers their writings in the present day. Imbued with a sense of the uncanny and the surreal, The House of Erzulie also alludes to the very real horrors of slavery as it draws on the long tradition of the African-American Gothic novel.
Release date: 2/21/2018, Shade Mountain Press. $24.95