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Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 7:00pm

Queer Forms (Opening Reception and Fashion Show)

Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota West Bank
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Saturday, September 21, 2019
Reception | 7:00 – 10:00 PM |
Regis East Lobby
Fashion show at 8:00 PM 
Twin Cities-based Queer Hmong French American multidisciplinary artist Oskar Ly presents a collection of her original fashion designs. Founded in 2006, Os. Couture combines Oskar’s passion for fashion, art and culture. From conceptual to wearable art pieces, Oskar’s designs are centered on the intersections of Hmong culture. Oskar is a pioneer in the Hmong American fashion movement pushing Hmong aesthetics and cultural innovation. 
About the Exhibition
This multidisciplinary group exhibition and series of public programs that investigate and celebrate the history, politics and culture of LGBTQ+ Liberation across a range of artistic forms and perspectives. Queer Forms coincides with the anniversary of these important historical markers in the history of LGBTQ+ Liberation: the fiftieth anniversary of the establishment of FREE (Fight Repression of Erotic Expression), a Gay student organization at the University of Minnesota, and the Stonewall Rebellion in New York in 1969; and the sixtieth anniversary of the resistance to police harassment of LGBTQ+ people at Cooper Do-nuts in Los Angeles in 1959. The exhibition includes an original mural painted by Alex Petersen, commissioned by the Katherine E. Nash Gallery.  
Queer Forms is part of a network of artistic and intellectual activity planned at the University of Minnesota and in the community. The exhibition is co-sponsored by the Departments of American Studies, Art, Chicano and Latino Studies, Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies, History, Theatre Arts & Dance, the Imagine Fund, the Institute for Advanced Study, the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies, the University Libraries, the Office for Public Engagement, the Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life, the Queer Student Cultural Center, the Boynton Health Center, the Playwrights’ Center, Twin Cities Pride, and JustUs Health. Special thanks to Video Data Bank, Nicole Morse, and the Aperture Foundation. The curatorial team organizing Queer Forms includes Lauren DeLand, Professor of Art History at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta; Teréz Iacovino, Assistant Curator of the Katherine E. Nash Gallery; Jessica Lopez Lyman, Assistant Professor of Chicano and Latino Studies; Howard Oransky, Director of the Katherine E. Nash Gallery; Christina Schmid, Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Art and Social Practice at the University of Minnesota, and Deborah K. Ultan, Arts & Architecture Librarian at the University of Minnesota. The Katherine E. Nash Gallery will publish Queer Forms, a printed companion to the exhibition edited by Christina Schmid and designed by Jim Dryden, including texts by Noah Barth, Maya Chinchilla, Lauren DeLand, Miriam Karraker, Jessica Lopez Lyman, Rachel Mattson, Emmett Ramstad and Danez Smith. 
Artists included in the exhibition: Diyan Achjadi, Mark Aguhar, Laura Aguilar, Mariette Pathy Allen, Ray Andrzejewski, Judith Baca, Felipe Baeza, Jordan Bahat, Chase Barney, Noah Barth, Alison Bechdel, Malkiella Benchabat, Sadie Benning, Gladys Bentley, Deborah Bright, Claude Cahun, Anna Campbell, Jennifer Camper, Gaye Chan, Caroline Wells Chandler, Ross Collab, Tee A. Corinne, Patricia Cronin, Diana Davies, Jim Dryden, Brent Dundore, Cheryl Dunye, Dyke Action Machine (DAM), Rubén Esparza, Edie Fake, Fan Popo and David Zheng, Mo B. Dick (Mo Fischer), Lola Flash, Gran Fury, Twiggy Pucci Garçon and Sara Jordenö, Cheri Gaulke and Sue Mayberry, Jeffrey Gibson, Karolina Gnatowski (kg), Efrain John Gonzalez, Donna Gottschalk, Holly Greenberg, Michela Griffo, Barbara Hammer and Paula Levine, Harmony Hammond, Keith Haring, Elizabeth Breck Hickman, Sophia Songmi Hill, David Hockney, Olivia Levins Holden, Yon Hudson, Peter Hujar, JEB, Derek Jarman, Larry Johnson, Andrés Juárez, Isaac Julian, Deborah Kass, Greer Lankton, Marc LaPointe, Zoe Leonard, Steven Liang, Alma López, Kenna Love, Oskar Ly, Amos Mac, Rigo Maldonado, Robert Mapplethorpe, Kevin Martin, Travis McEwen, Nelson Morales, Zanele Muholi, Betsy Odom, Savana Ogburn, Alice O’Malley, Mx. Oops, Catherine Opie, Jari Osborne, Michelle Parkerson, Lorelei Pepi, Alex Petersen, Mateus Porto, fierce pussy, Emmett Ramstad, Miguel Angel Reyes, Marlon Riggs, Jesse Salb, Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt, Christopher Selleck, Harshvardhan Shah, Karen Sherman, Joe Sinness, Mona Smith, Corinne Teed, Tourmaline and Sasha Wortzel, Lalo Ugalde, Jose Villalobos, Andrea Stoops Villarrubia, Pabllo Vittar, Anna Van Voorhis, Brian Vu, Andy Warhol  
May 27 - June 30, 2019: Queer Forms at Traffic Zone Gallery curated by Jim Dryden and Howard Oransky. Artists in the exhibition include Diyan Achjadi, Malkiella Benchabat, Gladys Bentley, Jennifer Camper, Ross Collab, Diana Davies, JEB, Andrés Juárez, Amos Mac, Nelson Morales, Harshvardhan Shah, Brian Vu. 
September 19 - October 26, 2019 Queer Forms at Form + Content Gallery curated by Jim Dryden and Howard Oransky. Artists in the exhibition include Diyan Achjadi, Malkiella Benchabat, Gladys Bentley, Jennifer Camper, Ross Collab, Diana Davies, JEB, Andrés Juárez, Amos Mac, Nelson Morales, Harshvardhan Shah, Brian Vu. 
Thursday, September 26, 2019 Artist Talk: Michela Griffo and Alma López
7:00 PM | InFlux Space | Regis Center for Art Artists 

Michela Griffo and Alma López will present examples of their work and discuss their artistic practice. New York-based artist Michela Griffo was an early member of the Gay Liberation Front, along with Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera. Los Angeles-based artist Alma López is an Assistant Professor in Residence in the Cesar E. Chavez Department of Chicana/o Studies and LGBTQ Studies Program at UCLA. 
Monday, October 14, 2019 Theatrical Performance: even.years.of.shed.skin...
7:00PM | InFlux Space | Regis Center for Art 
This free event is ticketed due to limited seating. 
Contact info@pwcenter.org for ticketing questions. 
Dramatic reading of a new theatrical script written by Puerto Rican-American playwright-creative producer Haygen-Brice Walker, commissioned by the Playwrights’ Center and the Katherine E. Nash Gallery. Followed by conversation with Haygen-Brice Walker; Jeremy Cohen, Producing Artistic Director of the Playwrights’ Center; and Judith Katz, Minneapolis-based author and winner othe Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian Fiction.   
even.years.of.shed.skin... is a play about first dates, dating apps, instas, finstas, celebrity, catfish, Kelly Rowland, and how to find remnants of our true selves in the technological wasteland of social media. Damien and Tobias "met" online seven years ago when Tobias was pretending to be Nate. Nate doesn't really exist, but his pictures were stolen from Linc (an Instagram-verified fitness influencer) who is now engaged to Damien. Tonight Damien and Tobias are meeting in person for the first time to forgive and forget...except Tobias isn't sorry and Damien can't forget. 
Thursday, November 14, 2019 Queer Burlesque and Radical Drag Performance
6:30 PM | LUSH Minneapolis | 990 Central Ave. NE 55413 | lushmpls.com 
Friday, November 15, 2019 Queer Burlesque and Radical Drag Panel Discussion
6:30 PM | InFlux Space | Regis Center for Art

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