On occasion, I curate interdisciplinary events featuring literary and visual artists—readings of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction within fine art installations.

 
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Return of Polite Society: art curated by Mattea Perrotta & Jordan Sullivan, with readings curated by Natasha Young
New York, New York
July 12, 2018

"We pass the word around; we ponder how the case is put by different people; we read poetry; we meditate over literature; we play the music; we change our minds; we reach an understanding. Society evolves this way, not by shouting each other down but by the unique capacity of unique, individual human beings to comprehend each other." –Lewis Thomas

The dual existence of material and form has untapped emotional potential. The world choked with disposable, discarded, and mundane objects, we turn to art that challenges our perceptions of what’s trash and what’s treasure—what to keep, what to recycle, what to reject. Screwing up our faces at sentimental attachments; softening toward the kitsch and the banal; reconsidering those quotidian materials which we take for granted. On July 12, 2018, Return of Polite Society will bring visual, literary, and musical artists together in fluid conversation, and carve out space for a brief respite of unity in and among the chaos. –Natasha Young

 

Hanging Flowers: curated by Natasha Young & Brad Casey
Los Angeles, California
April 23, 2018

Local and visiting writers of fiction and poetry performed among the hybrid video art and floral installation of Kate Parsons at Coaxial Arts Foundation in Downtown Los Angeles, featuring ambient music DJ quietudes.

Featured readers:
Nada Alic (fiction)
Claire Bargout (poetry)
Andrew Berardini (poetry)
Brad Casey (fiction)
Henri Maddocks (poetry)
Whitney Mower (fiction)
Natasha Young (fiction)