Queer Art | Queer Archives

Symposium and Exhibitions
Queer Art | Queer Archives

Queer Art | Queer Archives
Symposium: September 20-21, 2024: University of Kentucky and University of Louisville
Cressman Center Exhibition: August 16-October 5, 2024 featuring Leticia Quesenberry and Stephen Irwin 
Schneider Galleries Exhibition: September 6 - October 31, 2024 Additional Details Forthcoming.

Co-hosted by the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville, Queer Art | Queer Archives brings together experts specializing in queer art, theory, and archival methods for two days of presentations, discussions, and exhibitions. Historically, queer practices circumvented institutions and experimented with media not sanctioned by museums. Artists and art historians concerned with queer practices therefore often devise new strategies to scour archives for the ephemeral objects and documents that constitute much of this overlooked work. By convening scholars who conduct queer archival research, this symposium centers practices that have been systematically marginalized by narratives of American art history. Our aim is to generate new interpretive frameworks to analyze intersections of queerness with race, ethnicity, nationality, disability, and socioeconomic status. Free and open to the public, please join us!  

In addition to the symposium, the Hite Institute of Art and Design and University of KY Bolivar Galleries will feature connected exhibitions featuring artists Letitia Quesenberry, Stephen Irwin, Robert Morgan, John Brooks, Beau Borealis, among others.

See the Symposium Schedule.

image caption: Letitia Quesenberry, little darlings series, 2014–ongoing. Photo courtesy of the artist.