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Theater of the Resist

Free with Museum Admission

The Mighty Third Rail, hip-hop poetry trio
Davalois Fearon Dance, dance company
Zebra Katz, aka Ojay Morgan

MetLiveArts in collaboration with media and culture writer Kali Holloway presents an eight-week summer series of edgy, timely, and pointedly political performances and films on the Fifth Floor of The Met Breuer. Theater of the Resist takes its name from art making—a technique where the artist uses opposing material to "resist" the medium and thus generating negative space in which to create. This series is presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Body Politic: Video from The Met Collection, on view at The Met Breuer, June 20–September 3, 2017. It will highlight dance, spoken word, music and film from communities that are outside the hegemony. Hosts include: political journalist and musician Kali Holloway, WQXR host Terrance McKnight, and musician and NYPR host/podcaster Helga Davis.

Performances are free with Museum admission. Advanced registration recommended.

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This program is offered Free with Museum Admission, thanks to Janet and Howard Kagan and The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.

The series is made possible by Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon B. Polsky.


Above: Steve McQueen (British, born 1969). Five Easy Pieces, 1995. Single channel digital video, transferred from 16mm film, black-and-white, silent, 7 min., 4 sec. Jointly owned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, purchased with the Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 2016, and the Art Gallery of Ontario, purchased with the assistance of Peter Ross and the David Yuile and Mary Elizabeth Hodgson Fund, 2016 (2016.447). © Steve McQueen. All rights reserved. Image courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery

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