How AIDS Changed American Art: A Lecture by Jonathan D. Katz

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
7:00pm - 9:30pm

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Exhibition: Joey Terrill, 7-8pm
ONE Archives Gallery & Museum
626 North Robertson Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Lecture, 8-9:30pm
West Hollywood City Council Chambers
625 North San Vicente Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Admission is free

ONE Archives, the California LGBT Arts Alliance and One City One Pride present a lecture by Jonathan David Katz PhD, on the upcoming exhibition ART/AIDS/AMERICA at the Tacoma Art Museum in 2016. Generally considered merely a tragic tangent to US culture, AIDS has in fact been one of the most powerful shaping forces in American culture since the 1980s. Of course, we have repressed AIDS’ role in the making of our culture in keeping with our longstanding, repression of AIDS in general. But repression, as known from psychoanalysis, is the sign of great power. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A with Dr. Katz.

This event is presented by ONE Archives, the California LGBT Arts Alliance and One City One Pride.

Bio

Jonathan David Katz PhD is the director of the Visual Studies doctoral program at the State University of New York in Buffalo. He was co-curator of Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture at the National Portrait Gallery, part of the Smithsonian Institution. Katz’s work explores the intersection of art history and queer history, which he considers one of the busiest, yet least studied, intersections in American culture. Dr. Katz is currently co-curating ART/AIDS/AMERICA which will open at the Tacoma Art Museum in 2016.