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.