Katherine E. Nash Gallery

Queer Forms

September 10 – December 7, 2019

Saturday, September 21, 2019
Reception | 7:00 – 10:00 PM  | Regis East Lobby

Fashion Show | 8:00 PM | Regis East Lobby
Designs by Oskar Ly

Monday, October 14, 2019
New theatrical reading by Haygen-Brice Walker | 7:00PM | InFlux Auditorium

This multidisciplinary group exhibition and series of public programs investigates and celebrates the history, politics and culture of GLBTQ Liberation across a range of artistic forms and perspectives. Queer Forms coincides with the anniversary of these important historical markers in the history of GLBTQ Liberation: the 50th anniversary of the establishment of FREE (Fight Repression of Erotic Expression), a Gay student organization at the University of Minnesota, and the Stonewall Rebellion in New York in 1969; and the 60th anniversary of the resistance to police harassment of GLBTQ people at Cooper’s Donuts in Los Angeles in 1959.

Queer Forms is part of a network of artistic and intellectual activity planned at the University of Minnesota and in the community. The Department of Art will present a series of related events, including a public reception with a fashion show of original designs by Oskar Ly on Saturday, September 21st and the reading of a new theatrical script by Haygen-Brice Walker commissioned by the Playwrights’ Center and the Katherine E. Nash Gallery on Monday, October 14th. Related exhibitions will be presented at Traffic Zone Gallery, May 27 - June 30 and at Form + Content Gallery, September 19 - October 26.

Queer Forms is co-sponsored by the Departments of Art, Chicano and Latino Studies, Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies, History; the Institute for Advanced Study, the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies, the University Libraries, the Office for Public Engagement, the Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life, the Queer Student Cultural Center, the Boynton Health Center, the Imagine Fund, the Minnesota AIDS Project, the Playwrights’ Center, and Twin Cities Pride.

Artists included in the exhibition: Diyan Achjadi, Laura Aguilar, Mariette Pathy Allen, Ray Andrzejewski, Judith Baca, Felipe Baeza, Jordan Bahat, Chase Barney, Alison Bechdel, Malkiella Benchabat, Sadie Benning, Gladys Bentley, Deborah Bright, Claude Cahun, Jennifer Camper, Gaye Chan, Caroline Wells Chandler, Ross Collab, Wendell Cooper, Tee A. Corinne, Patricia Cronin, Diana Davies, Jim Dryden, Brent Dundore, Cheryl Dunye, Dyke Action Machine (DAM), Rubén Esparza, Edie Fake, Fan Popo and David Zheng, Mo B. Dick (Mo Fischer), Twiggy Pucci Garçon and Sara Jordenö, Cheri Gaulke and Sue Mayberry, Jeffrey Gibson, Karolina Gnatowski (kg), Efrain John Gonzalez, Donna Gottschalk, Holly Greenberg, Michela Griffo, Barbara Hammer, Harmony Hammond, Keith Haring, Elizabeth Breck Hickman, Sophia Songmi Hill, David Hockney, Olivia Levins Holden, Yon Hudson, Peter Hujar, JEB, Derek Jarman, Larry Johnson, Andrés Juárez, Isaac Julian, Deborah Kass, Greer Lankton, Marc LaPointe, Zoe Leonard, Steven Liang, Alma Lopez, Kenna Love, Oskar Ly, Amos Mac, Rigo Maldonaldo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Kevin Martin, Travis McEwen, Nelson Morales, Zanele Muholi, Betsy Odom, Savana Ogburn, Alice O’Malley, Catherine Opie, Jari Osborne, Michelle Parkerson, Lorelei Pepi, Alex Petersen, Mateus Porto, fierce pussy, Emmett Ramstad, Miguel Angel Reyes, Marlon Riggs, Jesse Salb, Christopher Selleck, Harshvardhan Shah, Karen Sherman, Joe Sinness, Mona Smith, Corinne Teed, Tourmaline and Sasha Wortzel, Lalo Ugalde, Jose Villalobos, Andrea Stoops Villarrubia, Anna Van Voorhis, Brian Vu, Andy Warhol. The exhibition includes a new mural of imaginative Queer possibilities measuring 10 feet high x 30 feet wide, painted by Alex Petersen, and commissioned by the Katherine E. Nash Gallery.