Launch of e-flux journal issue 137: Akosua Adoma Owusu and Serubiri Moses

Launch of e-flux journal issue 137: Akosua Adoma Owusu and Serubiri Moses

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Launch of e-flux journal issue 137: Akosua Adoma Owusu and Serubiri Moses
Reading, screening, and conversation

Free admission

June 20, 2023, 7pm
172 Classon Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Join the editors of e-flux journal on Tuesday, June 20 at 7pm for the launch of our summer issue. The evening will feature a screening and reading of Akosua Adoma Owusu’s Reluctantly Queer (2016, 8 minutes), the script of which appears in e-flux journal issue #137.

Owusu’s epistolary short film invites us into the unsettling life of a young Ghanaian man struggling to reconcile his love for his mother with his same-sex desire amid the increased tensions incited by anti-LGBTQI politics in Ghana. Focused on a letter that is ultimately filled with hesitation and uncertainty, Reluctantly Queer both disrobes and questions what it means to be queer for this man in this time and space.

After the screening, Owusu will be in conversation with e-flux journal contributing editor Serubiri Moses.

e-flux journal issue #137 (June 2023) features contributions by Yuk Hui, Franco “Bifo” Berardi, Mary Walling Blackburn, Boris Groys, Akosua Adoma Owusu, Kwame Edwin Otu, Olga Rodríguez-Ulloa, Mijail Mitrovic, Otavio Leonidio, Fábio Zuker. Read them here.

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Film, Sexuality & Eroticism
Publications, Queer Art & Theory, Africa

Akosua Adoma Owusu is a Ghanaian-American filmmaker, producer, and educator. She has screened extensively at festivals and venues worldwide including the New York Film Festival, NY African Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, MoMA, and the BFI London Film Festival. Her film Kwaku Ananse won the 2013 Africa Movie Academy Award and was selected for the 59th Venice Biennale. She is currently an Adjunct Lecturer in Film at Georgetown University and Visiting Faculty of Film/Video at Bard MFA. Prior to this, she taught at Harvard University, Northern Virginia Community College, and the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. She currently lives and works in New York.

Serubiri Moses is a curator and author based in New York City. He currently serves as adjunct faculty in art history at Hunter College, and is a member of the editorial team of e-flux journal. He is the author of a poetry book THE MOON IS READING US A BOOK (Pântano Books, 2023) and the lead curator of an upcoming mid-career retrospective of Taryn Simon.

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