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.
The Susan and John Hess Family Theater is equipped with an induction loop and infrared assistive listening system. Accessible seating is available.
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