One month after the US presidential election, many artists and supporters of the arts in the US are still reeling.
On December 15, from 6pm to midnight, the forum Hyperalleric together with Housing Works Bookstore Cafe and a number of other organizations and publications to produce Art After Trump in New York City, a response to the 2016 election. It will be a marathon night of readings and performances, around two minutes each, by a broad range of writers, artists, musicians, performers, and other creatives. The lineup features some 100 people thus far and is still growing.
Contributors to Art After Trump include many individuals who have been involved with Hyperallergic in some way, whether as writers or as artists whose work they’ve championed.
One of the goals of the event is to create a feeling of solidarity and to offer hope and inspiration for those in the arts who are figuring out how to face the next four years. But it’s important to note that Art After Trump also has a more tangible goal: it will be a fundraiser for Housing Works, an organization that was born out of the AIDS activist group ACT UP and has spent decades working tirelessly to serve homeless and low-income New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS. Trump and the Republican Party have pledged to overturn the Affordable Care Act, which has been critical in helping Housing Works do its work.-
Art After Trump
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby Street, Soho, Manhattan
Thursday, December 15, 6pm–midnight