TUESDAY, MAY 21 / 11 AM – 4 PM

Lectures

The Possibility of Queer Abstraction

6/6/2019 / 6:30pm

The Possibility of Queer Abstraction

David J. Getsy, Goldabelle McComb Finn Distinguished Professor of Art History, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

While some may think of abstraction as a fleeing from content and a refusal of representation, some artists working from queer perspectives have embraced it precisely because of the ways it can subvert expectations and visualize unorthodox possibilities.  Recognizing that the politics of visibility bring with them increased surveillance and scrutiny, these artists have found in abstraction a way to resist the ways in which the human form is categorized, marked, and stereotyped.  David J. Getsy, Professor of Art History at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, will discuss the ways in which some queer artists have addressed the problem of representation by pursuing abstraction.

Presented in partnership with Capital City Pride’s Speaker Series.

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Location Information:
Levitt Auditorium

2019-06-06 18:30:00 2019-06-06 00:00:00 America/Chicago The Possibility of Queer Abstraction The Possibility of Queer Abstraction David J. Getsy , Goldabelle McComb Finn Distinguished Professor of Art History, School of the Art Institute of Chicago While some may think of abstraction as a fleeing from content and a refusal of representation, some artists working from queer perspectives have embraced it precisely because of the ways it can subvert expectations and visualize unorthodox possibilities.  Recognizing that the politics of visibility bring with them increased surveillance and scrutiny, these artists have found in abstraction a way to resist the ways in which the human form is categorized, marked, and stereotyped.  David J. Getsy, Professor of Art History at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, will discuss the ways in which some queer artists have addressed the problem of representation by pursuing abstraction. Presented in partnership with Capital City Pride’s Speaker Series. Make Reservations NEW!  Assisted listening devices are available upon request. Please inquire upon check-in. Levitt Auditorium

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