NEWS & EVENTS

FRIDAY, JUNE 4TH, 3PM

CONVERSATION: AVA BENACH & AMY NELSON

Immigration lawyer Ava Benach with Amy Nelson on Topics From Trans Rights To Detention Centers.

The Corner at Whitman-Walker presents Stay Alive to Life! in full compliance with the Mayor’s health and safety guidelines.
FRIDAY, MAY 14TH, 3PM

PANEL: ON VACCINATION AND EQUITY

GEORGE A. JONES, Executive Director of Bread for the City
 
JENNIFER KATES, Senior Vice President and Director of Global Health and HIV Policy at Kaiser Family Foundation
 
NASEEMA SHAFI, CEO of Whitman-Walker Health
The speakers will be present in person.

Hear from vital leaders in healthcare about the impact of COVID vaccination policies on issues of equity. What were the challenges? How can healthcare providers do better? Can the lessons learned help solve other largescale problems? What is the global responsibility of the US? The conversation is part of a larger program of events curated for Stay Alive To Life! Resilience in Times of COVID, an exhibition at The Corner at Whitman-Walker.

The Corner at Whitman-Walker presents Stay Alive to Life! in full compliance with the Mayor’s health and safety guidelines.
FRIDAY, MAY 21ST, 3PM

READING & INSTALLATION: UTOPIA NOW! WITH HERMETIC STATE

Utopia Now! is a reading + installation that explores the ways that rest, play, and pleasure serve as antidotes to scarcity, shame, and deprivation. Utopia Now! seeks an ecology of enjoyment in the midst of constant trauma and grief. Featuring readings by Zami, Oreoluwa Akinyode, Morgan B, and Mayah Lovell. This work is inspired by Afrofuturism and The Nap Ministry’s rest research.

The Corner at Whitman-Walker presents Stay Alive to Life! in full compliance with the Mayor’s health and safety guidelines.
MAY 7, 2021

SCREENING: FILMING FROM ELSEWHERE

Filming From Elsewhere, is a collection of shorts made by five different artists working in film and experimental video. 

Curated by Paula Castro Martinez, featuring artists: Ángel, Alex Szantos, Tam-anh Nguyen, Maps Glover, and Ana Armengod (Humanleather). 

The Corner at Whitman-Walker presents Stay Alive to Life! in full compliance with the Mayor’s health and safety guidelines.
MAY 6 & 7, 2021

PERFORMANCE: KEPT UNDER GLASS — UNHEARD WOMEN’S VOICES

Kept Under Glass celebrates music composed over eight centuries, expressed in styles from medieval chants to classical opera to romantic Lieder to early 20th century works. The four performances took place across two evenings at Whitman-Walker’s new cultural center, The Corner at Whitman-Walker. Three performers, each in their own bay window, sang to their audience gathered on the sidewalk on the other side of the glass. Performances were 30 minutes long with a live projection show designed for each singer and song.

This program was presented by: Goethe-Institut Washington, Austrian Cultural Forum Washington, IN Series Opera Company, The Corner at Whitman-Walker, and Spooky Action Theater.

APRIL 30, 2021

OPENING: STAY ALIVE TO LIFE!

Stay Alive to Life!, an exhibition and festival, addresses COVID-19 policies effects and affects. Encouraging dialogue and activism around social, cultural and LGBTQ concerns arising from the global pandemic in and around Washington, DC, the festival delivers a free and live program of events ranging from concerts and performances, lectures and workshops, to conversations and wellness activities. The purpose of this festival is to deliver opportunities for the community to congregate with each other safely and find connection. 

 

The exhibition features work by Piotr Szyhalski and Ines Doujak/John Barker. Fernando Santangelo and Markus Winter support the exhibition with special furniture.

 

The Corner at Whitman-Walker presents Stay Alive to Life! in full compliance with the Mayor’s health and safety guidelines.

APRIL 30, 2021

GFAA NOMINATION

The Corner has been nominated for a Global Fine Arts Award (GFAA) for our exhibition When We First Arrived.