Chris Verene (aka Cheri Nevers) and The Group Facilitators
August 8th - 10th, 2019
601Artspace, 88 Eldridge Street, NYC

601Artspace was delighted to host The Self-Esteem Salon, a participatory performance that artist Chris Verene has been creating along with a group of facilitators for over 20 years. This year, in honor of the 50th Anniversary of The Stonewall Riots, the Salon offered three days of continuous activism around the themes of:

LGBTQ Rights are Human Rights
Art of Activism
Performance of Identity
Actions of Inclusivity

"The Performance of Identity" - Photographers were available to work directly with volunteer subjects on portrait sessions for costume therapy. The goal is to "actualize" the idea of the "alter-ego" in a portrait, to make portraits that are "beyond the fantasy." Photographers: Chris Verene and Emily Jureller (Thursday), Bek Andersen (Friday), Special guests (Saturday).

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