ARTE: Mykki Blanco x Zoe Leonard
Monday, October 3, 2016 at 8:00PM
PAPILLION ART in Dazed, Mykki Blanco, Performance Art, Video, Zoe Leonard

"“I want a candidate who isn’t the lesser of two evils”. These are words published nearly 25 years ago by American artist and prominent Aids activist Zoe Leonard in her poem I Want A Dyke For President. In 2016, as we watch Hillary Clinton and, unbelievably, Donald Trump battle it out for control of America, as xenophobic politicians helped the United Kingdom leave the EU, as Russian bombs drop on Syria, the poem – that aggressively questions the violent banality of our elected politicians – remains as relevant and striking as ever."

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