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Tomorrow Never Happens Semester Launch Party
Friday, September 16, 7pm
Samek Gallery, 3rd Floor Elaine Langone Center

This exhibition explores queer futurity and the aesthetics of utopia.

From marriage equality, to “bathroom bills,” to the massacre in Orlando, queerness is central to current social and political life. Current events can mire us in an unrelenting present that makes it hard to imagine a path beyond.

A rising chorus of artists is asking where do we go from here? How do queer communities imagine and work toward a better world? And how do queer theories, artistic practices, and lived experiences influence broader cultural thinking about the future?

The artworks in this exhibition represent a diverse range of sexes and sexualities, gender identities and expressions, national origins, and aesthetic sensibilities. Each work speaks with its own voice and they point down many possible paths to queer futurity. In some works, sexuality and sexual imagery are exposed as politics. Some works invoke collective strength and a sense of shared destiny. And others code utopian messages into history, mythology, and culture. Together, they suggest that our best hope may be to queer the future.

Join us to celebrate Tomorrow Never Happens and the beginning of a new semester. Featuring  hip hop, drag, and  spoken word performances from
Abdu Ali, Lil Miss Hot Mess, as well as Maggie Eighteen and Alex Smith of Metropolarity
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FIND METROPOLARITY PRINT ARTIFACTS AMONG THIS STACKED EXHIBIT AT BUCKNELL U’S SAMEK ART MUSEUM:::::::
>>>>> This exhibition explores queer futurity and the aesthetics of utopia by asking: How are queer communities imagining and working toward a better world? And how do queer theories, artistic practices, and lived experiences influence broader cultural thinking about the future? <<<<<

FIND METROPOLARITY PRINT ARTIFACTS AMONG THIS STACKED EXHIBIT AT BUCKNELL U’S SAMEK ART MUSEUM:::::::

Aug. 30 – Dec. 4, 2016
Samek Gallery, 3rd Floor Elaine Langone Center, Bucknell University

This exhibition explores queer futurity and the aesthetics of utopia by asking: How are queer communities imagining and working toward a better world? And how do queer theories, artistic practices, and lived experiences influence broader cultural thinking about the future?

Related Events:

Tomorrow Never Happens Semester Launch Party
Friday, September 16, 7pm
Samek Gallery, 3rd Floor Elaine Langone Center

Join us to celebrate Tomorrow Never Happens and the beginning of a new semester. Featuring spoken word, drag, and hip hop performances.

Field Trip: Hermitage and Mahantongo Heritage Center
Saturday, October 1, 10am-3:30pm
Departs from Elaine Langone Center

In connection to Tomorrow Never Happens and its focus on the concept of a queer utopia, we will be visiting this one-of-a-kind queer utopian experiment right here in Central PA. Information on how to sign up will be available soon on our website. Includes bus travel and lunch at Penn’s Tavern is on your own.

Tomorrow Never Happens Curatorial Talk

Wednesday, October 12, 6pm
Gallery Theater, Elaine Langone Center

Samek Director, Richard Rinehart will be in conversation with Bucknell Assistant Professor of Women and Gender Studies, Nikki Young. Introductions by Associate Provost Robert Midkiff. A post-talk performance by Cornelius Loy will take place in the Samek Gallery.

G.E.T. Fall Gala
Friday, November 4, 5:30-7:00pm
Samek Gallery, 3rd Floor Elaine Langone Center

The Samek’s student organization, the Gallery Engagement Team, is throwing its fall gala at the Samek in celebration of Tomorrow Never Happens. This event is for students, by students.

 

This unique celebration of black Scifi with live music from composer and producer King Britt, as well as a host of other luminaries from the worlds of performance, music, fashion, and art is not to be missed! Join us for dancing and fun in the galleries.

This unique celebration of black Scifi with live music from composer and producer King Britt, as well as a host of other luminaries from the worlds of performance, music, fashion, and art is not to be missed! Join us for dancing and fun in the galleries.

The event is co-produced by Rasheedah Phillips and is part of the special exhibition, Afrotechtopia at the Samek Art Museum.

More on the artists and performers:
King Britt
Alex Smith
Jos Duncan
Moor Mother Goddess
The DaQuan
NorvisJr.
St. Skribbly LaCroix
75 Studios
Intuitive Expressions