Art, Happening in STL

The Luminary | Freedom in a Platform

Freedom in a Platform: Opening Reception Friday, March 8th from 7 to 10pm

Freedom in a Platform reopens The Luminary’s reconfigured galleries on March 8th, 2019 with a group show exploring alternate ways of inhabiting both the gallery and the institution.

Featuring an architectural-scale structure for rest and communal care and a cleaner that chemically cancels itself out, seats cast in birdseed meant to find final form in their unmaking outdoors and a performance that embodies the complex alliances that exist between marginalized communities, Freedom in a Platform opens both an altered physical space and new ways of operating within it – a show and space that opens and keeps opening.

Freedom in a Platform features work from Sage Dawson, Ohad Meromi, OOIEE, Marina Peng, Sean Raspet, Matt Siegle, and Seth Weiner alongside other gestures and remnants from our previous season, and archives oriented towards the future.

New Caretaker + Curator: Katherine Simóne Reynolds

We are also pleased to announce that Katherine Simóne Reynolds has joined The Luminary’s staff as a Caretaker and Curator. Reynolds is a multi-disciplinary artist whom we’ve worked with over the years: as an artist in the 0ppositions exhibition, as a performer with Leslie Cuyjet’s Fossil performance, in hosting her ongoing Citizen Book Club, and as the curator of the Mane ‘n Tail exhibition that opened here a year ago this month. We are excited to see what new formations come into view through her vision now as a curator.

She will be organizing exhibitions, public programs, performances, and more in the coming months as we open some of the most profound and ambitious projects of our history. As an artist-centric space, we are excited to have an artist join us in this role as we continue to take care of artists, our publics, and one another in this durational, lived practice of running an experimental, rigorous, and responsive institution.