Mx Justin Vivian Bond
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 | 8 p.m.
Southern Theatre (21 E. Main St., Columbus, OH)
“A gender-bending, truth-telling illusionist. The best cabaret artist of [their] generation.”
— Hilton Als, The New Yorker
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Beeler Gallery presents the first Midwest concert by the queer legend and Tony-nominated Mx Justin Vivian Bond at the historic Southern Theatre. Mx Justin Vivian Bond is a trans activist and trans-genre artist living in New York City. They have received an Obie (2001), a Bessie (2004), a Tony nomination (2007), the Ethyl Eichelberger Award (2007), The Peter Reed Foundaton Grant, and a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award.
They are the author of the Lambda Literary Award-winning memoir TANGO: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels, and their albums include Kiki and Herb: Do You Hear What We Hear?, Kiki and Herb Will Die For You at Carnegie Hall, Dendrophile, and Silver Wells. Their sculptural installations and live art have been presented by the New Museum, New York, as part of the exhibition titled Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon (2017).
They are invited by the queer art collective fierce pussy, whose work is on view in arms ache avid aeon: Nancy Brooks Brody / Joy Episalla / Zoe Leonard / Carrie Yamaoka: fierce pussy amplified at Beeler Gallery.
Co-sponsored by Stonewall Columbus
Media sponsor: Prizm
Season One: arms ache avid aeon: Nancy Brooks Brody / Joy Episalla / Zoe Leonard / Carrie Yamaoka: fierce pussy amplified is co-sponsored by Stonewall Columbus, and Denison University’s Studio Art, Queer Studies, Women’s & Gender Studies Programs, English, and Narrative Journalism Departments.
A conversation between Mx Justin Vivian Bond and Joy Episalla will take place in the Columbus College of Art & Design Canzani Center auditorium on Fri. Nov. 16, 2018 at 2 p.m. For more info: here
Interview of Mx Justin Vivian Bond by Joy Episalla, BOMB magazine #132 (2015) READ
“Life is a Cabaret”, Hilton Als, The New Yorker READ
T: New York Times Style Magazine READ
What Makes a Songbook American?, The New York Times READ
Justin Vivian Bond makes Broadway History, with Tales of the City, Playbill READ
W Magazine READ
Huffington Post READ
The Austin Chronicle READ
photo: Mike and Claire