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April Dawn Alison launch with Erin O'Toole and Zackary Drucker

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Join curator Erin O'Toole and transgender artist Zackary Drucker to discuss gender, identity and representation of women across the arts.

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Made over the course of some thirty years, the photographs in this book depict the many faces of April Dawn Alison, the female persona of an Oakland, California based photographer who lived in the world as a man. Join us to hear Erin O'Toole, curator of the corresponding exhibition at SFMOMA, in conversation with Zackary Drucker, American transgender multimedia artist, LGBT activist, actress and producer. Together they will discuss the place of April Dawn Alison's work in contemporary discussions about gender, identity and representations of women across the arts.

Tuesday 17 September 2019, 6pm

Rizzoli Bookstore

1133 Broadway, New York

NY 10010, USA

About April Dawn Alison

Made over the course of some thirty years, the photographs in this book depict the many faces of April Dawn Alison, the female persona of an Oakland, California based photographer who lived in the world as a man. This previously unseen body of self-portraits, which was given to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2017, begins tentatively in 1970s in black-and-white, and evolves in the 80s into an exuberant, wildly colorful, and obsessive practice inspired by representations of women in classic film, BDSM pornography and advertising. A singular, long-term exploration of a non-public self, the archive contains photographs that are beautiful, hilarious, enigmatic, and heartbreakingly sad, sometimes all at once.

With essays by Hilton Als (American writer and theater critic for The New Yorker), Zackary Drucker (American transgender multimedia artist, LGBT activist, actress and producer of smash Amazon series Transparent) and Erin O’Toole (associate curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art).

About Erin O'Toole

Erin O’Toole is the Baker Street Foundation Associate Curator of Photography at SFMOMA, and editor of 'April Dawn Alison' (MACK, 2019)

About Zackary Drucker

Zackary Drucker is an independent artist, cultural producer, and trans woman who breaks down the way we think about gender, sexuality, and seeing. She has performed and exhibited her work internationally in museums, galleries, and film festivals including the Whitney Biennial 2014, MoMA PS1, Hammer Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, MCA San Diego, and SF MoMA, among others. Drucker is an Emmy-nominated Producer for the docu-series This Is Me, as well as a Producer on Golden Globe and Emmy-winning Transparent.

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