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Shaping Bodies Symposium

The Department of Craft/Material Studies presents a one-day symposium Shaping Bodies that will host Cassils, Chelsey Johnson, Jenni Sorkin, and Kara Thompson – artists and scholars who are engaged in conversations around the body, gender identity, race, social justice, and material culture/histories. Our distinguished speakers will present their individual research, followed by an open-table guided discussion with the attendees. Funded through VCUarts Infusion Inclusion Initiative, The shaping Bodies Symposium will provide an open space to discuss diverse aspects of identity and overlapping patterns of social injustice.

Event details:

9-9:30: Chelsey Johnson lecture at Grace Street Theater

10-11: Cassils lecture at Grace Street Theater

1-2: Jenni Sorkin lecture at the Depot

2-3: Kara Thompson lecture at the Depot

3:30: Panel discussion by Cassils, Chelsey Johnson, Jenni Sorkin, Kara Thompson at the Depot

For more information, visit the webpage.

This event is funded by the VCUarts Inclusion Infusion Initiative. The initiative funds visiting artists, designers, performers and scholars whose work offers a catalyst for student dialogue about diverse aspects of identity–culture, class, race, gender, sexuality, religion. For other Inclusion Infusion events, search “Inclusion” on the VCUarts calendar.

Above image: Becoming an Image Performance Still No.1, (Edgy Woman Festival, Montreal), 2013. Photo: Cassils and Alejandro Santiago. Image Courtesy of the Artist and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts.


February 24, 2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Grace Street Theater
934 West Grace Street
Richmond VA
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