Queer Visual Culture: Panel Discussion

Hosted by THE GLBT Historical Society

4127 18th St, San Francisco, California 94114

Emerging scholars at Bay Area schools are producing innovative research to advance understanding of queer culture. This panel offers an introduction to master's thesis work in architecture, visual culture, race, gender studies and queer theory: 

• Elena Gross (California College of the Arts) will discuss artistic exploration of surveillance and the racial politics of public sex in her presentation "The Body Remains: The Felt/Photography of Lorna Simpson." 

• Julian Wong-Nelson (San Francisco Art Institute) will discuss artist Tina Takemoto's work based on Jiro Onuma, the subject of an exhibit at the GLBT History Museum, in "Fisting for Freedom: Queer Gesture as Temporal Liberatory Practice." 

• Stathis Gerostathopoulos (University of California, Berkeley) will discuss his work in "Spaces of Sexual Citizenship: Notes Toward Fieldwork in Three American Cities." 

Professor Sampada Aranke (San Francisco Art Institute) will serve as moderator. The program is sponsored by the Queer Cultural Center as part of its Emerging Scholars Series.