TransEuphoria Now

Thursday, November 5, 2015, 6:30 - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar

Chloe Dzubilo, Untitled, n.d., feather, photo, paper, 8 by 10 inches. Courtesy the Estate of Chloe Dzubilo

Chloe Dzubilo, Untitled, n.d., feather, photo, paper, 8 by 10 inches. Courtesy the Estate of Chloe Dzubilo

Bring Your Own Body, an exhibition focusing on transgender artists and archives, in partnership with Visual AIDS co-presents a free, public event.

"TransEuphoria Now" revisits the artistic legacy of Chloe Dzubilo (1960-2011)—downtown performer, activist, and singer in the rock band Transisters. As part of activist organizations like the Transsexual Menace Chloe directed one of the first federally funded HIV prevention programs for transgender sex workers in 1997. Mx. Justin Vivian Bond, Buzz Slutzky, Jeffery Green and T De Long speak with B.Y.O.B. co-curator Jeanne Vaccaro about their own creative practices, Chloe’s art and activism and the exhibition TransEuphoria Chloe co-curated at Umbrella Arts in 2011.

Mx. Justin Vivian Bond is an American writer, singer, performance artist and painter, described as a “fixture of the New York avant-garde.” Solo visual artist exhibitions include ‘Gold Mesh Cross-Body Bag’ Art Market, Provincetown (2014) and ‘The Fall of the House of Whimsy,’ Participant Inc, New York (2011). 

Jeffrey Greene is an artist, musician and curator who spends most of his time in Connecticut’s prisons – organizing and maintaining arts collectives. He co-curated TransEuphoria with Chloe Dzubilo in 2011 at Umbrella Arts in the East Village; TransEuphoria was an exhibition of “gender movers…seeing a truth inside…having the courage to reveal, express and act upon that truth…like faith.” The exhibition was re-installed as part of “Looking Back / The 6th White Columns Annual” at the end of 2011.

Buzz Slutzky is an artist and writer who works in a range of media, particularly in drawing, video, performance, and sculpture. From 2010-2012, Buzz was co-curator of the Pop-Up Museum of Queer History. Buzz has been inspired by Chloe's art and life since attending her funeral in 2011. 

T De Long is a New York City-based singer/songwriter, rapper, audio provocateur, visual /performance artist, trans-man and surviving spouse of Chloe Dzubilo, who collaborated closely with Chloe Dzubilo on multiple art projects, including the 2011 Visual AIDS Print+ Edition tote bag. De Long has also curated music and performance-art programs and founded the "Warm-Up Series" at MoMA PS1. De Long's brutally honest lyrics can be heard in such songs as "Business," "Living Among," "Socialism New York City," "Money Star Hustle," "Communist Diet," and "No Glove/No Love" (with Chloe Dzubilo and Snax.) 

Located at 41 Cooper Square, on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.