Your Love Is Not Good
Johanna Hedva and Legacy Russell
Géza, 306 Maujer
Johanna Hedva is joined by curator and critic Legacy Russell in a conversation about Your Love Is Not Good, Johanna’s most recent novel published by And Other Stories.
Blending personal trauma, desire, professional ambition, and calls to decolonize art institutions, the novel “stuffs queer explosive into the cracks between identity and aspiration, between desire and art, and revels in the raining debris.” Legacy and Johanna will discuss from within these cracks.
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Their work has been shown in Berlin at Gropius Bau, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Klosterruine, and Institute of Cultural Inquiry; The Institute of Contemporary Arts in London; Performance Space New York; Gyeongnam Art Museum in South Korea; the LA Architecture and Design Museum; the Museum of Contemporary Art on the Moon; and in the Transmediale, Unsound, and Rewire Festivals. Their essay “Sick Woman Theory,” published in 2016, has been translated into 11 languages.
Legacy Russell is a curator and writer. Born and raised in New York City, she is the Executive Director & Chief Curator of the experimental new media, art, and performance institution The Kitchen. Formerly she was the Associate Curator of Exhibitions at The Studio Museum in Harlem. Russell holds an MRes with Distinction in Art History from Goldsmiths, University of London with a focus in Visual Culture. Her academic, curatorial, and creative work focuses on gender, performance, digital selfdom, internet idolatry, and new media ritual. Russell’s written work, interviews, and essays have been published internationally.
Legacy is the recipient of the Thoma Foundation 2019 Arts Writing Award in Digital Art, a 2020 Rauschenberg Residency Fellow, a recipient of the 2021 Creative Capital Award, a 2022 Pompeii Commitment Digital Fellow, and a 2023 Center for Curatorial Leadership Fellow. Her first book is Glitch Feminism: A Manifesto (2020). Her second book, BLACK MEME, is forthcoming with Verso Books.