arms ache avid aeon: A Symposium
Saturday, March 2, 2019, 1 p.m.
Beeler Gallery (60 Cleveland Ave., entrance on E. Gay Street)
The event is free and open to the public.
In conjunction with Beeler Gallery’s current season, arms ache avid aeon: Nancy Brooks Brody / Joy Episalla / Zoe Leonard / Carrie Yamaoka: fierce pussy amplified, an afternoon gathering of conversations, critical dialogs and knowledge production in collaboration with the members of queer art collective fierce pussy – Nancy Brooks Brody, Joy Episalla, Zoe Leonard, and Carrie Yamaoka.
Participants include (a final list will be announced in Jan 2019):
Gregg Bordowitz, artist and writer
Bordowitz is an artist and AIDS activist who has written numerous books, including The AIDS Crisis Is Ridiculous and Other Writings 1986–2003 (MIT Press, 2004); Between Artists: Amy Sillman, Gregg Bordowitz (Badlands Unlimited, 2007); General Idea: Imagevirus (Afterall Books, 2010). He is professor and director of the Low-Residency MFA program at School of Art Institute of Chicago. His recent retrospective I Wanna Be Well took place in 2018 at Cooley Art Gallery, Reed College, Portland.
Jill H. Casid, artist and art historian
Casid is a 2018-19 Clark Art Institute Fellow and Professor of Visual Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she founded and served as the first director of the Center for Visual Cultures. Her books include Sowing Empire (University of Minnesota Press, 2005); Scenes of Projections: Recasting the Enlightenment Subject (University of Minnesota Press, 2015). Her writing has recently been included in the catalog for The Conditions Of Being Art: Pat Hearn Gallery And American Fine Arts, Co. (1983-2004), The CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art.
Elisabeth Lebovici, art historian and writer
Lebovici is the author of Ce que le sida m’a fait [What AIDS Has Done to Me: Art and Activism at the End of the 20th Century] (JRP Ringier, 2017), which won the 2017 Pierre Daix Prize, an award given to an art history book covering modern or contemporary art in France. Lebovici served as the arts and culture editor for the French daily newspaper Libération from 1991 to 2006. Since 2006, she has co-organized “Something You Should Know: Artists and Producers”, a weekly seminar at the EHESS in Paris. An AIDS activist, Elisabeth was the inaugural president of the Paris LGBT film festival, and is a founding member of the LIG – “Lesbians of General Interest” fund. Her French-language blog, in operation since 2006, is a must-read amongst the critical set: le-beau-vice.blogspot.com/
Jonah Groeneboer, artist
Groeneboer is a New York-based conceptual interdisciplinary transgender artist working in abstraction to address the politics of representation. This strategy developed to examine the expectation that the transexual body be readily available for representation.
Jo-ey Tang, Beeler Gallery Director of Exhibitions
and more to be announced.