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Culture Now Talk: niv Acosta
— Public Programme


Friday, 3 June 2016,
ICA Studio, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH

Artist niv Acosta is in conversation with Louise O’Kelly, Founding Director, Block Universe. This is ahead of the UK premiere of niv Acosta’s DISCOTROPIC | Alien Talk Show at David Roberts Art Foundation (Sat 4 June) as part of Block Universe. In this performance niv Acosta seizes on an elementary medium of intimate exposuretelevision  and the confessional culture of the talk showto explore the relationships between science fiction, disco, astrophysics and the black American experience.

Image credit: Arron Leppard

niv Acosta is an award-winning and internationally acclaimed multimedia artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Acosta’s intersectional identities—as transgender, queer and black Dominican—have continuously inspired his community-based work. Acosta’s performance work has shown at various spaces including The Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, Human Resources, Los Angeles, MOMA PS1, New York, and the New Museum, New York.