Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 7-9pm
Doheny Memorial Library, Friends Lecture Hall, Room 240
University of Southern California (University Park Campus)
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0185
“Queer Aesthetics and Archival Practices” is a panel discussion with artists and scholars who will address the practical and theoretical aspects of “the archive” and its relationship to contemporary art today. Moderated by curator and performer Malik Gaines, the panel will feature Ann Cvetkovich, professor of English and women’s and gender studies at the University of Texas at Austin; Catherine Lord, professor of studio art at UC Irvine; and Ulrike Müller, artist and coeditor of the queer feminist art journal LTTR.
Ann Cvetkovich is the Ellen C. Garwood Centennial Professor of English and a professor of women’s and gender studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of An Archive of Feelings: Trauma, Sexuality and Lesbian Public Cultures and the forthcoming Depression: A Public Feelings Project.
Catherine Lord is a professor of studio art at UC Irvine, author of The Summer of Her Baldness: A Cancer Improvisation and Art and Queer Culture: 1885–2010 (forthcoming, with Richard Meyer).
Ulrike Müller is an artist and coeditor of the queer feminist art journal LTTR. She is currently organizing Herstory Inventory, a collaborative drawing project based on a list of image descriptions from the Lesbian Herstory Archives in Brooklyn, New York.
Presented by Visions and Voices: The USC Arts & Humanities Initiative. Organized by David Frantz and Mia Locks in conjunction with Cruising the Archive: Queer Art and Culture in Los Angeles, 1945-1980.