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Queer.Art.Matters. — A Virtual Symposium on Resistance, Embodiment and Power (Panel 3)

April 17, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Free

Queer.Art.Matters. — A Virtual Symposium on Resistance, Embodiment and Power seeks to recognize and honor the innumerable cultural contributions of Black and Brown LGBTQIA+ people to the American social fabric. Organized into three panels, the symposium invites a cadre of artists, scholars and activists to discuss how their respective work resists white supremacist, anti-black, patriarchal and classist exclusion by offering creative visions of future possibilities beyond the demonic ground upon which the current world order is built. Panelists will discuss topics including the ballroom scene, embodied queer aesthetics and queer disruptions in Fine Art.

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  • Gia Love
  • Fatima Jamal
  • Cuauhtémoc Lauren
  • Richard Clark
  • Mecca Williams
  • Shoniqua Roach, Ph.D.
  • Kiyan Williams
  • Aeryka Hollis−O’Neil
  • Alex “The Drag Therapist” Jenny

Panel 3: Beyond Representation: Black Queer Disruptions in Fine Art
In Becoming Human: Matter and Meaning In an AntiBlack World, theorist Zakiyyah Iman Jackson asserts that Black artists play a crucial visionary role in imagining Black futures in the present that undoubtedly exposes what she called “the limits of recognition”. This panel acknowledges that complex artistic expressions of Black life cannot be reduced nor satisfied by mere representation alone.Thus, this panel explores how Black queer, trans and nonbinary artists approach and engage fine art in unruly and disruptive ways that expose the limits of recognition while conjuring visions of boundless Black futures.