January 30 – May 11:
“Do You Want the Cosmetic Version or the Real Deal?: Los Angeles Poverty Department 1986 – 2013″
@ QUEENS MUSEUM, QUEENS, NY
The work of LAPD will be the subject of a large retrospective gallery show, one of the first in the renovated and expanded Queens Museum. The Queens Museum in Flushing Meadow, Queens, New York has gained a reputation for curating exhibitions that directly relate to contemporary urban life. The exhibition will include documentation of five works from 1987 to 1998, live performances of two major recent works, a Skid Row Oral History section, and a six-week residency starting in January 2014.
January 31 & February 1 & 2: LAPD’s State of Incarceration will be the centerpiece of the retrospective exhibition. State of Incarceration’s 60 prison bunk beds will be installed in 1200 feet of gallery space along with video excerpts for the 4 month duration of the exhibition.
— The successful United States Artists online fundraising campaign helped to bring LAPD’s large State of Incarceration cast to NYC for a week of performances and residency activities, which will include public conversations and workshops on reforming the criminal justice system.
February 28 & March 1 & 2: During a month long residency, LAPD will engage Drogadictos Anonimos, a Corona, Queens-based recovery group, in a unique partnership creating the North American, Spanish language premiere of Agentes y Activos.