Visual Acts, Queer Interventions, and Activism

Workshop (Berlin, July 12-18, 2015) and public events on Friday, July 17, 2015

Countering violence through visual activism. Countering sexualized, gendered, and racialized violence. Through audio, visual, and performative activism. Where do political strategies and artistic strategies meet – or collide? How do queer cultural interventions become empowering? How do geopolitical conditions, historical legacies, and personal experiences influence forms of queer cultural activism? How do resistant aesthetics and aesthetic/artistic resistance interact?

topics/working groups

I Transforming the Public through Queer Interventions

II What does the + do to Art+Resistance?

III Empowered through Art under Conditions of Violence

IV Artistic Strategies / Queer Aesthetics

Friday, July 17, 2015

An evening with presentations by international artists (8 pm) and party (11 pm), and during the day a mini-symposium (10 am – 5.30 pm).

More details:

2nd workshop of the series Gender, Violence, and Visual Activism, conceptualized and facilitated by Kylie Thomas (Stellenbosch University) & Antke Engel (Institute for Queer Theory, Berlin).

The series of three workshops is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation as part of the Fellowship Programme “Humanities in Sub-Saharan Africa and North Africa”

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