As transgender issues, artists, and theory have received greater recognition in contemporary art discourses and institutions since the 2000s, activist Reina Gossett, art historian Jeannine Tang, and guests will discuss the role of art and artists in recent movement building and how contemporary art figures in critical trans politics today.
Jeannine Tang is an art historian teaching as an academic advisor at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, while completing her doctoral work at the Courtauld Institute of Art.
Reina Gossett is a trans activist working at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project as Director of Membership and was formerly director of the Welfare Organizing Project at Queers for Economic Justice as well as a Soros Justice Fellow on staff at Critical Resistance.
Marsha P. Johnson at STAR’s first action, 1970
Photo: Diane Davies, NYPL Archives
Thursday, June 7, 2012 | 7:30 PM