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MOVED BY THE MOTION — SUDDEN RISE

SUDDEN RISE—co-written by Wu Tsang, boychild, and Fred Moten—is the New York City performance debut of the ensemble Moved by the Motion.

This “collage” of text, film, movement, and sound is complemented by the words of Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, Hannah Arendt, W.E.B. Du Bois and Jimi Hendrix.

MOVED BY THE MOTION—SUDDEN RISE

Friday, April 26, at 8 pm.

Saturday April 27, at 4 pm and 8 pm.

Whitney Museum of American Art

99 Gansevoort Street, New York City.

Moved by the MotionSudden Rise, photographs by Paula Court/EMPAC. Images courtesy of Moved by the Motion and the photographer.

ON ROY DECARAVA

To celebrate the reissue of The Sweet Flypaper of Life—text by Langston Hughes, photographs by Roy DeCaravaThelma Golden will moderate a panel on the work and Harlem milieu of the late photographer.

Participants include writer A.D. Coleman, filmmaker Radiclani Clytus, professors Leslie Hewitt and John Stauffer, and photographer Hope Wurmfeld.

A RADICAL VISION

ROY DECARAVA’S THE SWEET FLYPAPER OF LIFE panel

Monday, October 29, from 6:30 pm to 8 pm.

Great Hall, Cooper Union, 7 East 7th Street, New York City.

Above: Roy DeCarava and Langston Hughes, The Sweet Flypaper of Life.

Below: Roy DeCarava, Woman walking above, New York, 1950.  © The Estate of Roy DeCarava, 2018. All rights reserved.

Images courtesy David Zwirner.