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Sept 26: Radical Presence: Black Study and Black Performance

Radical Presence: Black Study and Black Performance

a roundtable discussion with Daphne Brooks, Thomas DeFrantz, Malik Gaines, & Tavia Nyong’o

Thursday, September 26 7 to 9 pm

Daphne Brooks, English and African-American Studies, Princeton

Thomas DeFrantz, Dance and African & African American Studies, Duke University

Malik Gaines, Art, Hunter College

moderated by: Tavia Nyong’o, […]

Camp Aesthetics & Desi Visual Culture: Brown Bag Lunch Talk

CAMP AESTHETICS AND DESI VISUAL CULTURE

A Brown Bag Lunch Talk with Alpesh Patel

November 22, Monday 12:30 to 1:45 pm

Alpesh Patel, CSGS Visiting Scholar and Independent Art Historian/Cultural Arts Producer

In the Western art world, a curious alliance has formed between those that are sympathetic to identity politics and those that have […]

REVIEW: “Where is Ana Mendieta?”: A Revisitation of the Artist’s Life and Work

“Where is Ana Mendieta?”: A Revisitation of the Artist’s Life and Work New York University, 7 October 2010

A capacity crowd, their bodies packed against each other in the Studio at the Department of Performance Studies, came out on October 7th for a symposium on the work and legacy of the Cuban-American artist Ana Mendieta […]

Barbara Hammer – MoMA Retrospective

Barbara Hammer MoMA Retrospective

9/15/10-10/13/10

MoMA CELEBRATES BARBARA HAMMER, WITH A MONTH-LONG RETROSPECTIVE OF THE PROLIFIC ARTIST’S EXTENSIVE BODY OF WORK

Exhibition Includes the World Premiere of Hammer’s Newest Film, Generations, as well as Her Groundbreaking Experimental Short Films and Documentaries

Barbara Hammer from September […]

How Obscene is This! The Decency Clause Turns 20

How Obscene is This! The Decency Clause Turns 20: Panel I

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Tishman Auditorium 66 West 12th Street

free

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Congressional decision to require the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to consider “general standards of decency and respect” in […]

A Feminine Palette: Women Artists of the 19th and Early 20th Centuries

Presented by the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden

Friday, March 5th at 6:30 PM

Panelists Dr. Katherine Manthorne of City University of New York’s Graduate Center; Catherine Coleman Brawer, M.A. Institute of Fine Arts, New York University; and Ph.D student Whitney Thompson, also of City University of New York’s Graduate Center, discuss the work […]

Dorothea Lange: The Gendered Story of a Visual Intellectual

Linda Gordon

21 October, Wednesday 7 PM

Presented by the Leon Levy Center for Biography @ CUNY

Join us for the launch event for the highly anticipated biography of a complex figure in the American cultural and political landscape. Widely regarded as the most influential American female photographer of the twentieth century, Dorothea Lange […]

Laura Auricchio discusses her new book, Adelaide Labille-Guiard: Artist in the Age of Revolution

Adelaide Labille-Guiard (1749-1803), a remarkable portraitist, was among the small number of women ever granted membership in the French Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture. Her work was sought out by such diverse figures as the aunts of Louis XVI and the future American president Thomas Jefferson. She remained in France during the Revolution […]

** FALL 2017 EVENTS **

** FALL 2017 EVENTS **

Intimate Relations: A Genealogy of Queer/Performativity

Intimate Relations: A Genealogy of Queer/Performativity

a lecture by Amelia Jones

October 25, Wednesday
6 to 7:30 pm

Performance Studies Studio
721 Broadway, room 612
NYC

The Right to Maim

The Right to Maim

a discussion & celebration of the new book by Jasbir K. Puar with panelists Liat Ben-Moshe, Fred Moten, Helga Tawil-Souri, & Hentyle Yapp, with a response by Jasbir Puar

November 3, Friday
5 to 6:30 pm

19 West 4th Street, room 101
NYC

Asking For It: A One-Lady Rape about Comedy Starring Her Pussy and Little Else!

Asking For It: A One-Lady Rape about Comedy Starring Her Pussy and Little Else!

a performance by Adrienne Truscott, & post-show conversation with Ann Pellegrini

November 10, Friday
7:30 pm

Skirball Center
60 Washington Square South
NYC

Listening to Images

Listening to Images

a Decolonizing Vision Speaker Series lecture by Tina Campt

November 20, Monday
6 to 8 pm

CSGS
285 Mercer Street, 4th Floor
NYC