"Queering Identity": Gender & Sexuality Art Symposium

February 11, 2017 - 10:00 am to 3:00 pm (already occurred)

Queering Identity Art Symposium
A daylong event filled with guest speakers, panelist (professional & student artists), discussion and lunch
Saturday, Feb. 11
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Queer Resource Center & Keefe Campus Center

The Gender & Sexuality Art Symposium is the brainchild of Zanele Muholi, a queer South African photographer and visual activist. Multiple Amherst College departments-- including the Queer Resource Center, Art & the History of Art, English, the First-Year Seminar "Representing Equality," the Office of Diversity & Inclusion and the Office of Student Activities --have been collaborating with Zanele from afar to plan a symposium that brings together artists, activists, scholars, students and educators from all over the world to discuss and highlight the intersections of identity and art.

Come and attend artist panels (professional and student) and exhibitions to discuss how art can blur binaries and break down cis and heteronormative barriers. It is our hope to engage with the queer and trans experience through and with the various artists, scholars and activists coming to campus.

The amazing artists:
Zanele Muholi-- https://www.artsy.net/artist/zanele-muholi
Lola Flash-- http://www.lolaflash.com/
Dr. Kimberly Brown-- https://www.mtholyoke.edu/people/kimberly-juanita-brown
Monica Trinidad-- http://www.monicatrinidad.com/
Pidgeon Pagonis-- http://www.pidgeonismy.name/
Seyi Adebanjo-- http://www.seyiadebanjo.com/
SD Holman-- http://sdholman.com/
Eric Gottesman-- http://www.ericgottesman.net/

The QRC and Keefe Campus Center are accessible and have gender-inclusive restrooms. Please let us know if you need any other accommodations before the event. Food will be served, and gluten-free options will be available.

This symposium is free and open to all students and community members.

Sponsored by the Amherst College Queer Resource Center, art and English departments, FYSE "Representing Equality," Office of Diversity & Inclusion and Student Activities

Contact Info

Angie Tissi-Gassoway
(413) 542-5114
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