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Creative Time and Weeksville Heritage Center present “Funk, God, Jazz, and Medicine: Black Radical Brooklyn” (9/20)

September 16, 2014
Creative Time and Weeksville Heritage Center present Funk, God, Jazz, and Medicine: Black Radical Brooklyn, a walkable month-long art exhibition of four community-based art commissions by Xenobia BaileySimone LeighOtabenga Jones & Associates, and Bradford Young. Black Radical Brooklyn launches from the site of Weeksville, a Brooklyn community established by free and formerly enslaved Black citizens 11 years after abolition in New York State. Black Radical Brooklyn draws inspiration not only from this story–achieving self-determination through the claiming and holding of a neighborhood–but also from radical local battles for land and dignity from the 1960s to today.
Installations include artist Xenobia Bailey remaking the world as “funkified” in collaboration with Boys & Girls High School; filmmaker Bradford Young presenting a film on refuge and the African-American diaspora inside the historic sanctuary of Bethel Tabernacle AME Church; collective Otabenga Jones & Associates broadcasting music and radical histories from a pink 1959 Cadillac, in collaboration with Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium; and Simone Leigh presenting a costumed, performative space for dignified healthcare inside Stuyvesant Mansion in tribute to forgotten Black medical pioneers.
Saturday, September 20
Opening Party
Funk, God, Jazz, and Medicine: Black Radical Brooklyn
Weeksville Heritage Center
between Bergen Street and St Marks Avenue
A/C to Utica Avenue
Exhibition open from 12pm
Party from 2pm-6pm by Jesse Boykins III and DJ Manchildblack
Food by Bread Love

TNI’s Co-Founder and Publisher Headed to Verso Books

September 15, 2014


We’re very excited and proud to announce that TNI’s co-founder and Publisher Rachel Rosenfelt will be joining our longtime friends and collaborators at Verso Books as Creative Director.

Verso Books is the largest independent, radical publishing house in the English-speaking world and offers a catalog we often turn to here at TNI. We look forward to Rachel’s work furthering our shared commitment to the most forward thinking writing from around the world.

In addition to her new role at Verso, Rachel will remain actively involved leading TNI’s growth, and continue developing The New School for Social Research’s emerging Master’s Program in Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism as a Visiting Professor.



Announcing Rahel Aima

September 9, 2014


The New Inquiry is pleased to announce our newest contributing editor Rahel Aima. Rahel is co-editor at THE STATE. Her research interests include alternative futurisms, auntycapitalist praxis, and full #cccccc. She is currently based in Dubai, and can also be found on tumblr here & here, follow her @cnqmdi. To celebrate, we’re offering free downloads of every issue of TNI Magazine featuring Rahel’s work:

Read her essay Christian Marclay Goes to Bollywood from Vol. 28: Borders and Desiring Machines from Vol. 4: Beauty.


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Screening: Art and Craft @ Videology 9/18

September 8, 2014


The New Inquiry and Oscilloscope present a FREE pre-release screening of the new documentary Art and Craft at Videology

The story of prolific art forger Mark Landis, Art and Craft follows Landis as he copies art and donates them to art museums all around the country. Hot on his tail is Matthew Leininger, newly unemployed art registrar and Landis enemy #1. Will Landis be caught? Is he doing anything wrong in the first place? Why is he dressed like a priest? Join us and find out.

The film will be released in select theatres nationwide on the 19th, but we’ve got it free first. In a bar.

308 Bedford Ave #1
Brooklyn, NY
Doors @ 9
Movie @ 9:30
First come, first seated


Les Saignantes @ The Morbid Anatomy Museum

August 27, 2014


To celebrate the latest issue of The New Inquiry Magazine, “Mourning,” we have teamed up with The Future Weird and the Morbid Anatomy Museum to bring you a free screening of Les Saignantes, with a discussion with Derica Shields & Megan Eardley of Future Weird to follow. Attendees will also get free entry to The Morbid Anatomy Museum before the screening. The museum will open its doors at 7 pm, and the screening will begin at 8 pm.

Jean-Pierre Bekolo’s sci-fi thriller Les Saignantes opens with a woman who whispers “We are in 2025 and nothing has changed.” Then she fucks a man to death.
In this future-Cameroon, “death is the party” – morgues, butchers and maggots abound, and nightlife is dominated by the exclusive wakes of Very Important People. When two young women, Majolie and Chouchou, kill a senior politician, they make a plan to wrest power for themselves in a state that would otherwise abandon them to premature death.


7 pm museum entry
8 pm screening
Saturday, August 30th
The Morbid Anatomy Museum
424 3rd Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215