David Getsy
Friday, Sep 25, 2015, 4:30PM
SFAI Lecture Hall
800 Chestnut
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Abstraction and the Problem of Representation in Transgender and Queer Contemporary Art

David Getsy is the Goldabelle McComb Finn Distinguished Professor of Art History and Interim Dean of Graduate Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He writes about art’s histories of the human form and its alternatives. His forthcoming book for the Whitechapel Gallery’s Documents of Contemporary Art book series is an anthology of artists’ writings on queer practices (MIT Press, 2016), and his talk will relate to his newly-published book Abstract Bodies: Sixties Sculpture in the Expanded Field of Gender (Yale Press, 2015).

Heather Cassils, Becoming an Image, Performance Still no. 2 (Montreal), 2013, Photographed by Heather Cassils and Alejandro Santiago, Courtesy of the artist and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, © Heather Cassils, 2015