Tiane Doan na Champassak‘s Censored consists of over 4,000 erotic images that were hand censored—by decree of the Thailand government—during the ’60s and ’70s. Featuring women’s naughty bits covered by hand-painted patterns, flowers and even insects, the concept is humorously arousing and nostalgic. It also informs us on the nature of censorship and sexuality.
Akeem is our founder. A writer, poet, curator and profuse sweater, he is responsible for the curatorial direction and overall voice of Quiet Lunch. The Bronx native has read at venues such as the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, KGB Bar, Lovecraft and SHAG–with works published in Palabra Luminosas and LiVE MAG13. He has also curated solo and group exhibitions at numerous galleries in Chelsea, Harlem, Bushwick and Lower Manhattan.