Martin Wong: Writing on the Sky (NYC)

  • Bronx Museum of the Arts 1040 Grand Concourse Bronx NY

Kundiman presents a generative writing workshop inspired by the retrospective Martin Wong: Human Instamatic at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Martin Wong was a visionary painter of queer erotics, mysticism, loneliness, multi-racial intimacy, and urban grit.

Wong’s paintings offer rich worlds for exploration: he captured a singular view of San Francisco and New York’s Lower East side from the 1970s through his untimely death, in 1999, of AIDS. His works are infused with text: he created a sign language alphabet, put Miguel Piñero's poetry to image, and rendered Loisaida graffiti with tenderness.

Participants in this workshop will receive a guided tour of the exhibition, then create on-site original work inspired by the paintings. The workshop is open to fiction, poetry, and nonfiction writers.

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