Jillian McManemin is an artist, writer and the Founder of the Toppled Monuments Archive. She’s working on her first book, Sculpture Kills.
Pamela Sneed: ABOUT timeBy Jillian McManemin
If you have any interest in poetry, you probably know Pamela SneedBlack, lesbian, radical poet, and one of the infamous Grand Dames of the downtown scene. Her stage presence is formidable and her voice, revolutionary. Her 2020 book Funeral Diva published by City Lights Books looks back on her experiences during the AIDS Crisis while making correlations to COVID-19, and the ongoing layered impacts of racism, homophobia, and political brutality. In ABOUT time at Laurel Gitlen, Sneeds visual practice merges with her poetic one, creating an exhibition that is fiercely outspoken, experimental, and personal.
Itziar Barrio:THE PERILS OF OBEDIENCE (PREMIERE)By Jillian McManemin
Itziar Barrios genre-fucking is generative and liberating. Narrative, reenactment, fracturing, remix, and improvisation are approached sans a tyrannical hierarchy of form.
Judith Bernstein’s ArchiveBy Jillian McManemin
When I first encountered Judith’s work, I felt aligned with her crude sense of humor, her larger-than-life rage against oppressive politics, and her evident rebelliousness, not only as a feminist but as a Jersey girl—as someone who says “fuck” a lot.