Study Sessions: Che Gossett

FRI, Sept 8, 2017
7–9 pm

Floor Three, Hearst Artspace

Study Sessions is an ongoing event series inspired by Fred Moten and Stefano Harney’s notion of study as “what you do with other people.” For each Study Session, an artist, writer, or cultural worker selects a work of art on view in the Whitney’s permanent collection galleries as a departure point for thinking through an urgent question in our contemporary political landscape. Participants are invited to join together in open-ended discussions, and engage with creative practice. Study Sessions may take the form of workshops, listening parties, performances, readings, or film screenings. This session is led by Che Gossett.

Che Gossett is a Black trans femme writer, archivist at Barnard Center for Research on Women and a graduate student at Rutgers where they focus on the necropolitics of raciality, animality and the problem of the human. They were recently selected as a 2017–18 Palestine American Research Center fellow for their project “Non-Sovereignties: Personhood and the Interspecies Politics of Palestinian Struggle."

Free with Museum admission during Pay-As-You-Wish Fridays. Pre-register to skip the line.

The main entrance of the museum is accessible with elevator access to all floors. All gender restrooms are available on floors -1, 3, 5, and 8. Service animals welcome. Please come fragrance free. If you have questions about accessibility, or requests for accommodations, please email or call (646) 666-5574 (relay calls welcome). Learn more about access services.


September 8: Che Gossett
October 13: Yulan Grant
November 3: Sky Cubacub
December 15: Alice Sheppard

The Hearst Artspace and the Seminar Room are equipped with induction hearing loops and infrared assistive listening systems. Accessible seating is also available.

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