Queer Visual Culture at the GLBT History Museum

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Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts and the Emerging Scholars Program presents:
Queer Visual Culture at the GLBT History Museum
with Julian Wong-Nelson, Elena Gross and Stathis Gerostathopoulos
moderated by Sampada Aranke
organized by Rudy Lemcke

November 9th (Wednesday) 2016
GLBT History Museum
4127 18th Street, San Francisco

Queer Visual Culture at the GLBT History Museum presents Master’s thesis projects of three emerging scholars who are working in the field of architecture, visual culture, race, gender studies, and queer theory.  Elena Gross (California College of the Arts) will discuss Lorna Simpson’s artistic exploration of surveillance and the racial politics of public sex in her presentation,”The Body Remains: The Felt/Photography of Lorna Simpson”; Julian Wong-Nelson (San Francisco Art Institute) will discuss artist Tina Takemoto’s artwork based on Jiro Onuma, whose collection is on display at the GLBT History Museum in, “Fisting for freedom: queer gesture as temporal liberatory practice”; and Stathis Gerostathopoulos (UC Berkeley) will discuss his work on, “Spaces of Sexual Citizenship: Notes toward Fieldwork in Three American Cities.” The program will be moderated by Professor Sampada Aranke (San Francisco Art Institute).

Emerging Scholars Program (ESP) brings together recent graduates in the disciplines of Fine Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Environmental Design disciplines whose work explores gender identity and issues relevant to queer and trans people of color with Bay Area non-profit, community-based arts and social service organizations for a series of conversations that will bring community perspective to their work and develop a network of queer scholars and community partners to foster collaborative research, workshops and cultural events that will enrich the lives of the queer community. This program is being organized by the Queer Cultural Center and Creative Labor.

Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts brings together locally and nationally renowned artists, writers, filmmakers, and scholars for a series of conversations to discuss a broad range of LGBTQI topics in the humanities, architecture, design, and the arts. QCCA is an on-going collaboration between the Queer Cultural Center, California College of the Arts, and U.C. Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design.