Leilah Babirye participates in 'Dykonography: Conversations with artists'
New York City's LGBTQ Community Center hosted Leilah Babirye and American textile artist LJ Roberts for a live discussion on Thursday 25 June, 10.30pm GMT. The talk is part of the series 'Dykonography: Conversations With Artists' which focuses on visual art and queer identity, with an emphasis on lesbian visibility. Hosted by writer and art historian Ksenia M. Soboleva, each iteration features different artists engaging in a conversation around their practice.
'Dykonography' is part of 'Queer Womxn’s Series', a virtual art exhibition at the Center launched in celebration of Pride Month. The first installment of the exhibition features mixed-media portraits by Riya Lerner and Gwen Shockey that highlight lesbian and queer women who have dedicated their lives to creating a safe space for women in New York City since the 1950s. Key pieces from the presentation include a vintage poster from the 16th annual women’s conference of 'Identity House' in 1999 and the 1983 book 'Lady Unique Inclination of the Night, Cycle 6'. Additional installments in the Queer Womxn’s Series will debut over the next few months, including a five-film series in collaboration with Women Make Movies featuring films such as 'The Rest I Make Up and All We’ve Got'.