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Confounding Expectations

Queer Genealogies

Wednesday, March 18, 6:30 p.m.


The New School
Wollman Hall
Enter at 66 West 12th Street
New York


In conjunction with the release of Aperture’s “Queer” issue, Richard Meyer, the Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor in Art History at Stanford University, will moderate a panel discussion that explores how contemporary photographers have cast their attention backward to draw upon and engage the visual record of gay, lesbian, trans, and non-normative sexualities.

Queer Genealogies is presented by Aperture Foundation in partnership with the Photography Department at Parsons The New School for Design and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the board and Members of Aperture Foundation.

Richard Meyers is the Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor in Art History at Stanford University, where he teaches courses on twentieth-century American art, gender and sexuality studies, arts censorship, and the history of photography. He is the author, most recently, of What Was Contemporary Art? (2013) and, with Catherine Lord, Art and Queer Culture (2013). His first book, Outlaw Representation: Censorship and Homosexuality in Twentieth-Century American Art (2002), received the Charles C. Eldredge Prize for Outstanding Scholarship from the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Meyer guest-curated Warhol’s Jews: Ten Portraits Reconsidered for the Jewish Museum, New York, and the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, and Naked Hollywood: Weegee in Los Angeles for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

Also attending:
Sophie Hackett (panelist)
Vince Aletti (panelist)
Richard Meyer (panelist)


Dean Sameshima, A Kind of Obscene Diary, 2011; from the series Cruise or Be Cruised. © Dean Sameshima and courtesy Peres Projects, Berlin

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