Whitney Biennial Film Program
Invisible Monuments
August 2-3, 2019

Program Notes

I was one of the film curators for the 2019 Whitney Biennial, and I organized a program of films, performances, and conversations called Invisible Monuments.

At the corner of Gansevoort and Washington Streets, the recently constructed Whitney Museum lies at the intersection of multiple queer New York histories. Through newly commissioned and historic works by Sam Green, Barbara Hammer, and a collective of filmmakers from FIERCE and Paper Tiger Television, this program reflects on the erasure and preservation of queer history. Beyond a traditional film screening, this expanded documentary event revitalizes films from the past and tells new stories through performance and conversation to recognize living history, the social realities of aging and trauma, and a spirit of resistance against gentrification.