Whitney Independent Study Program: Critical Studies Symposium

FRI, May 26, 2017
5–9:30 pm

Susan and John Hess Family Theater

The 2017 Critical Studies Symposium is an evening-long program in which each of the six participants from the Whitney Independent Study Critical Studies Program presents a short paper on their current research. Two discussants respond to these papers.

Session I, 5–7 pm

Discussant: Johanna Burton, Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Engagement, New Museum

Lizzie Homersham
“Empathy as Critique: Andrea Fraser Inside and Out”

Harper Gene Brokaw-Falbo
“Performing the Commons in San Francisco: The Cockettes and the Queer City"

Joshua Lubin-Levy
“Subject to Capital: Jack Smith’s Queer Materialism”

Session II, 7:30–9:30 pm

Discussant: Michael Eng, Associate Professor and Shula Chair in Philosophy, John Carroll University

Rattanamol Singh Johal
“On Violence: Reading Amar Kanwar's A Season Outside”

Ying Sze Pek
“In/Visibility Matters: Hito Steyerl's Lessons in Vision”

Erin Reitz
“Shot by a Black Panther”

Admission is free. Please request tickets at the Will Call desk in the main lobby.