Friday May 4, 4–8 p.m.
Saturday May 5, 12–4 p.m.

“We Who Feel Differently: A Symposium,” asks both what is at stake and what is made possible by embracing difference as a queer strategy within contemporary art, politics, and society. The two-day symposium conceived by performance studies scholar Raegan Truax-O’Gorman and artist Carlos Motta is moderated by Ann Pellegrini, director of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at New York University.

SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE
Moderator: Ann Pellegrini, director of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, NYU

Friday May 4, 4–8 p.m.
The symposium begins with a keynote lecture by queer and trans activist and professor of sexology at the University of Agder, Norway, Esben Esther Pirelli Benestad, followed by a panel discussion with a lens toward gender and specifically focusing on trans and intersex experiences, histories, and movements. Performances by queer artists, including Malik Gaines, close out the day.

Panel: Genderfull Lives, Genderfull Politics
4:00 – Welcome and Opening Remarks (Overview/Introduction) – Ann Pellegrini
4:25 – Keynote Lecture (35 min lecture, 10 min Q&A)
      Esben Esther Pirelli Benestad
5:15 – Panel Discussion (90 min, 4 panelists)
      Reina Gossett
      Dr. Tiger Howard Devore
      Others TBC
6:45 – Break
7:00 – Performance
      Malik Gaines

Saturday May 5, 12–4 p.m.
José Esteban Muñoz (performance studies professor and author of Disidentifications and Cruising Utopia) gives the keynote lecture. A panel engaging questions of queer memory and queer politics follows. A moderated roundtable discussion between all of the symposium panelists, speakers, and attendees concludes the event. Confirmed panelists include: activist Reina Gossett, sex therapist and intersex activist Dr. Tiger Howard Devore, scholar from the University of Pennsylvania Heather Love, art history scholar from the University of Bergen Mathias Danbolt, and artist and LTTR co-founder Emily Roysdon.

Panel: Queering Difference: Memory, Art, and Politics
12:00 – Welcome and Opening Remarks – Ann Pellegrini
      (Overview of Day, Introduction of Moderator, Moderator Remarks)
12:15 – Keynote Lecture (35 min lecture, 10 min Q&A)
      José Esteban Muñoz
1:00 – Panel Discussion (90 min, 4 panelists)
      Mathias Danbolt
      Emily Roysdon
      Heather Love
      Other TBC
2:30 – Moderated Discussion (30–45 min, all panelists from both days)
3:15 – Final Moderator Remarks, Directions/Information for Reception
4:00 – Sociability

May 4 – 5, 2012


Events at the New Museum

Leave a comment