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
“Empathy as Critique: Andrea Fraser Inside and Out”
Harper Gene Brokaw-Falbo
“Performing the Commons in San Francisco: The Cockettes and the Queer City"
“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”
“Shot by a Black Panther”
Admission is free. Please request tickets at the Will Call desk in the main lobby.