The Warhol Shop Talk: Black Joy, Masculinity, & Barbershops

Shop Talk with Kleaver Cruz and Devan Shimoyama 

The Andy Warhol Museum welcomes Kleaver Cruz, a native of New York, and writer and creator of The Black Joy Project, a digital and real-world movement, which centers Black joy as a form of resistance. 

Kleaver Cruz is bringing The Black Joy Project to Pittsburgh. For one week in October, Cruz will explore black spaces in Pittsburgh, take portraits and conduct conversations regarding Black Joy. As a culmination of his residency, he will speak with artist Devan Shimoyama and community members about navigating black barbershops, and the complex experience of being queer in these spaces. The event will be followed by a late-night dance party in the The Warhol’s entrance space with a local DJ and a live performance by Brooklyn born, Pittsburgh based performer, Brendon Hawkins.

Shop Talk is free and will be held at The Andy Warhol Museum on Friday, October 26 from 7:00 to 11:00 pm. For more information, visit the Shop Talk: Kleaver Cruz and Devan Shimoyama event page.