Bilennials grew up in the pre-digital world and adapted to 21st century technology as adults. Their art is the offspring of the cultural identities of both millennia. The Bilennials play reading event presented by La Mama Galleria features a pair of writers selected to compliment the current art exhibition which serves as the backdrop for the event.
John Coletti (West-coast native) and Arlo Quint (son of Maine) are new New York poets who allied themselves to the city and the new millennium all at once. Cubists of code, join us for an evening of their modern verse.
John Coletti is the author of Deep Code (City Lights, 2014), Mum Halo (Rust Buckle Books, 2010), Same Enemy Rainbow (Fewer & Further, 2008), and Physical Kind (Yo-Yo-Labs, 2005). With Anselm Berrigan, he is the author of the limited edition Skasers (Flowers & Cream, 2012).
Arlo Quint is the author of Wires and Lights (Rust Buckle, 2016), Death to Explosions (Skysill, 2013), and Drawn In (Fewer & Further, 2010). He collaborated with writer Charles Wolski on Check Out My Lifestyle (Well Greased, 2012).
La MaMa Galleria
Founded in 1984, La Galleria is a nonprofit gallery committed to nurturing experimentation in the visual arts. La Galleria encourages an active dialogue between new media, performance, the plastic and visual arts, curatorial projects, and educational initiatives. It serves the East Village community by offering diverse programming to an inter-generational audience, and expanding the parameters of a traditional gallery space. As a non-profit, La Galleria is able to provide artists and curators with unique exhibition opportunities that are largely out of reach in a commercial gallery setting.