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THE AIR WE BREATHE: ARTISTS AND POETS REFLECT ON MARRIAGE EQUALITY

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THE AIR WE BREATHE: ARTISTS AND POETS REFLECT ON MARRIAGE EQUALITY

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New York, NY 10014
November 5th, 2011 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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The New York Launch

READING: EILEEN MYLES

BOOKS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE NIGHT


The Air We Breathe: Artists and Poets Reflect on Marriage Equality

Edited by Apsara DiQuinzio. Texts by Eileen Myles, Martha Nussbaum, Frank Rich.

Over the last decade equal rights for same-sex couples has proven to be one of this country's most pressing political and civil rights issues. The Air We Breathe - its title drawn from a Langston Hughes poem - brings together 30 visual artists and eight poets who offer eloquent and poignant contributions to the cause of marriage equality for same-sex couples. Works by Laylah Ali, D-L Alvarez, Martha Colburn, Simon Fujiwara, Robert Gober, Raymond Pettibon, Amy Sillman and over 20 other contemporary artists are juxtaposed with new poetry by John Ashbery, Kevin Killian, Ariana Reines, Anne Waldman and others. With essays by three prominent, outspoken writers  - Eileen Myles, Martha Nussbaum and Frank Rich - the book and the exhibition it accompanied (at SF MoMA) will help generate awareness and encourage dialogue about the discrimination many citizens encounter on a daily basis because, as Hughes wrote, “equality is in the air we breathe.”