Event: Civil Partnerships? Queer and feminist curating (May)

Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium
Saturday 19 May 2012, 10.30 – 17.30

Reflecting on the politics and practices of queer and feminist art curating, this symposium invites presentations from an international line-up of artists, curators and critics to address a set of key questions: how do feminist and queer projects emerge as art exhibitions? Can queers and feminists get along with the institutional art world? And can they get along with each other?

This is the final event in the Leverhulme Foundation Feminism and Art Curating International Research Network.


10.30 Welcome by Marko Daniel

10.35 Introduction to morning session by Lara Perry

10.45 Keynote Maura Reilly

11.20 Q&A with Maura Reilly and Lara Perry

Panel One: Queer Visual Strategies

11.40 FAG: Feminist Art Gallery, Toronto, Allyson Mitchell and Deirdre Logue

12.00 Lisa Metherell Queer Encounters with Art: (Dis)Orientations Beyond Representations of Sexual Bodies

12.20 Q&A with FAG and Lisa Metherell chaired by Emily Pringle

13.00 Lunch break (not included)

13.55 Introduction to afternoon session by Lara Perry

Panel Two: Queer Collections

14.00 Suzana Milevska Staging the Transgression

14.20 Matt Smith Embedding Queer into Collections

14.40 Q&A chaired by Patrik Steorn

15.20 Performance by David Hoyle

15.40 Tea and Coffee break, Starr Auditorium Foyer

16.05 Introduction (or presentation) to final session by Elke Krasny

Panel Three: Queer Contexts

16.10 Michael Petry, Corporate Queers: suits, ties and pin-striped shirts. Curating in a business environment

16.30 Pawel Leskowicz, Queering the National Museum of Poland

16.50 Q&A chaired by Elke Krasny

17.30 Closing Remarks

Prices: £20, concessions available
Ticket includes entry to the Axe Grinding Workshop on 18 May 2012.

Linked events (18 May)

Axe Grinding Workshop
Tate Modern, East Room

Combining activist feel tank with tool shed resistance, FAG (The Feminist Art Gallery) directors Deirdre Logue and Allyson Mitchell host a queer show-and-tell to fuel the power of the feminist kill joy, and shine up the old battle axe. Located in Toronto, FAG works with a diverse community of individuals and artists, and their collective and communal powers, to host, fund, advocate, support, exhibit, claim, house and feed.

Queering the Tate
19.00 – 21.00

David Hoyle – formerly the Divine David, tours the Tate in his own inimitable style and reveals the queer wonder to be found.


3 Responses so far »

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    John Lindsay said,

    I saw this in the members mag, it looks really good, congratulations… I’m not sure you have the key questions though, for most of the time I have been doing what I called politics, and only call it art sometimes, for a political purpose, like this one.

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    infopolecon said,

    interesting, only one response. I hadn’t noticed though the emphasis on civil partnerships, which makes it rather more narrow than I had interpreted.

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    infopolecon said,

    though this isn’t of course the main site for tate, it is someone’s blog, but it is also what pops up in google which is interesting.

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