The above video is Dr. Amelia Jones‘ talk about queer and feminist art since the early 1970′s at The Last Bastion: A Conversation on Feminist and Queer Museum Politics. An event featuring Dr. Amelia Jones and Dr. Jonathan D. Katz, two of the world’s leading queer art historians held on June 30, 2014 in West Hollywood, California, USA.
Press Release by The Unstraight Museum
WELCOME TO AN UNSTRAIGHT PRIDE!
Come celebrate an unstraight Pride together with us at The Unstraight Museum. We invite you to a talk with gay police from Russia and a talk about queering the world of museums. We also want your best advice on how to break down the heteronormative storytelling. A warm welcome to you all!
Talk With Russian Gay Police
Thursday 31th July 12.00-12.45, Hörsalen, PrideHouse, [Stockholm]
During the Queer Festival in Saint Petersburg 2013 The Unstraight Museum arranged a talk with Swedish and Russian gay police. They discussed their experiences of being police and gay in their different countries. This year we take the discussion further, in Stockholm.
Participanats: Carin Götblad (National Coordinator against violence in close relations), Göran Stanton (Föreningen för Gaypoliser i Sverige, organization for gay police in Sweden), russian gay polices and representatives from Coming Out (Saint Petersburg LGBT organization). Moderator: Annelie Svensson (RFSL Brottsofferjour, LGBTQ standby for crime victim). The talk is presented in cooperation with Föreningen för Gaypoliser i Sverige and The Swedish Institut.
Queering The Museum
Thursday 31th July 17.00-17.45, Plattanscenen, Pride House, [Stockholm]
Which future do we want for our museums? How do we want the museums to tell the lgbtqi stories and what do we really want the museums to do? Zorian Clayton is Assistant Curator at Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Clayton talks about how the lgbtqi-network at Victoria & Albert Museum, which has tried to create diversity among their visitors as well as their collections through a broad selection of creative events. The talk is presented together with The Swedish Museum of History.
– How Do We Break Down The Heteronormative Storytelling?
Friday 1st August 17:00–17:45, Bandler, Pride House, [Stockholm]
There are different ways of looking at and telling the history. The Swedish Museum of History is a publicly owned museum with great collections of archeological objects and medieval art. The museums mission is to work for, and together with, all citizens with diversity and democracy, but many stories are missing. How can the museum question heteronormativity in stories from the past? How should the voices of lgbtqi persons be heard at the museum? We need your help!
Participants: Lena Heijl (The Swedish Museum of History), Ulf Petersson (The Unstraight Museum). Moderator: Anna Furumark (Att störa homogenitet/The Swedish Museum of History). The debate is presented in cooperation with The Swedish Museum of History.
Press release via California LGBT Arts Alliance’s newsletter
The Last Bastion: A Conversation on Feminist and Queer Museum Politics
- Featuring: Dr. Amelia Jones and Dr. Jonathan D. Katz two of the world’s leading Queer art historians.
Monday, June 30
6:30 – 9:30 PM
West Hollywood Council Chambers
627 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Speakers will examine how museum curators continue to ignore and underrepresent LGBT, people of color and women artists. The lecture will be followed by a reception and tour of June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives and the ONE Gallery exhibit “The Classical Nude and the Making of Queer History” presented by the Leslie-Lohman Museum for Gay and Lesbian Art.
Presented by: the California LGBT Arts Alliance, the June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives and the City of West Hollywood One City One Pride Arts Festival.
Sponsored by: Leslie-Lohman Museum for Gay and Lesbian Art, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Black LGBT Project, Black Lesbians United, Tom of Finland Foundation and Impact Stories.
Arts in the Woods is a summer arts camp for homeless LGBTQ young adults. The program empowers young queer artists to build an inter-generational community of visual artists, musicians, dancers, writers and performers. Sunday July 13 to Friday July 18, 2014, young people ages 18-24, who have survived NYC and Boston’s queer youth shelters will attend a collective arts residency at Easton Mountain Retreat Center, USA.
Press release via facebook
Queer, Feminist and Gender poitical art initiatives in the Nordic & baltic Countries: seminar & debate
Time: 17:00 – 19:00
Location: Warehouse9 – live art venue
Address: Halmtorvet 11C Copenhagen, Denmark 1711 Denmark
Organized by: Warehouse 9. This event is a part of the Nordic Performing Arts Days 2014.
Queer, Feminist and Gender political art initiatives in the Nordic & Baltic Countries.
Seminar & Debate hosted by members NBQAN – Nordic & Baltic Queer Art Network
With the NBQAN we want to make it possible for individuals, institutions and organizations who work with queer, feminist and gender political art to meet and establish a Scandinavian & Baltic context for their activities. At the seminar members from the network will show excerpts from their work and explain how they produce and present their work in their local cultural context and how it relates to other Nordic and Baltic countries. After the presentation there will be a debate about issue based art: where, how and why it is produced ? – and also if and why it should be shown in a larger context such as theatre & performance festivals, art exhibitions and general cultural programming ?
Jørgen Callesen (Denmark) – Moderator (Artistic Director – Warehouse9 / Performance Artist / Queer Activist)
Adam Christensen (London) fine artist
Kirsten Astrup (Oslo / Copenhagen) visaual artist and performer
Juli Apponen (Finland/Sweden) performer, director, dancer, performance artist
Annu Kemppainen & Maru (Helsinki) producers/musicians/performers
Anna Stina Treumund (Estonia) visual artist
Rebeka Põldsam (Estonia) curator (not present, but her project will be presented by the moderator)