PACT

Artists: William Pope L., Yvonne Rainer, Dieter Roth, Fischili & Weiss, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Allen Ruppersberg, Luc Tuymans, Janette Paris, Isa Genzken.

Writers: Heike Bollig, Emma Cocker, Johanna Burton, Christy Lange, Jennifer Higgie, Barb Buchmaier

Artists: Zach Blas, Gregg Bordowitz, K8 Hardy, Isaac Julian, Renate Lorenz, Catherine Lord, A.K. Burns, Holly Huges, Zoe Leonard, Vaginal Davis, Mohmoud Khaled, fierce pussy, Yan Xing, Wu Tsang, Sergio Zevallos, David Wojnarowicz.

Writers: Jack/Judith Halberstam, Judith Butler, Roderick Ferguson, Richard Fung, Scott Herring, Sharron Holland




Doesn’t have to be the cliche critique of the institution




Immediate responses




Queer Art/ Queer Theory

Camp

Kitsch

Erotic

Colourful

Autonomous

Celebratory

Performative

Kinky

Community

Questioning







An ongoing conceptual frame of theory




Ideas around rejecting categorisation, an antagonistic. Unresolved and blurring subjectivity/subject hood




Wu Sang - Film

Bar as protagonist

Magic realist







Place, subjectivity and belonging

A.K Burns - Negative Space




David Uvonavick - Text piece

Whitney.org/collection/works/16431

1991/1992




Simple powerful and evocative work

A dualism of innocence against pain, struggle and oppression




Evocative piece, the beginning of working with queer identity and looking at it though an intersectional lens. Class, race.




Nikita Gale -

Relics, with Nikita Gale, Tony Matelli, Sam Moyer, Ceysson & Benetiere, Paris




Protests and the way people have expressed dissent over time, rock’n’roll was a form of dissent. Histories of dissent.




(A safe space to dissent - art being a safe space to dissent)

A history of barricade

Blockades

Paris - French revolution




Mohummed Khalil - Magic realism, places that have been inhabited by hate crimes have been committed. A recasting of these spaces and crimes, performative 2D works




Jaye: How is this different to the words put out at the beginning?




Melody: Body politic, and geography

Deluze




Doug: Interesting juxtaposition between queer art and broader understanding of ‘queer’ aesthetics and that both forms are valid.




Jaye: