Civil Partnerships? Queer and Feminist Curating: Conference Video Recordings (2012)

Civil Partnerships? Queer and feminist curating at Tate Modern, London, 2012 – Part 1: Welcome and Maura Reilly, Toward a Curatorial Activism.

Civil Partnerships? Queer and feminist curating – Part 2: Panel One, Queer Visual Strategies. FAG: Feminist Art Gallery, Toronto, Allyson Mitchell and Deirdre Logue CAN’T/WON’T, Lisa Metherell, Queer Encounters with Art: (Dis)Orientations Beyond Representations of Sexual Bodies followed by a Q&A with FAG and Lisa Metherell chaired by Helena Reckitt.

Civil Partnerships? Queer and feminist curating – Part 3: Panel Two, Queer Collections with Suzana Milevska, Staging the Transgression, Matt Smith, Embedding Queer into Collections, Q&A chaired by Patrik Steorn.

Civil Partnerships? Queer and feminist curating – Part 4: Panel Three, Queer Contexts. This recording includes an introduction to final session by Emily Pringle, Michael Petry, Corporate Queers: suits, ties and pin-striped shirts. Curating in a business environment, Pawel Leskowicz, Queering the National Museum of Poland: Elke Krasny, Queering Memory: Morzinplatz, Vienna. A Q&A chaired by Emily Pringle. Closing remarks concludes the event.

Queer Art Mentorship – Call for Applications

Queer Art Mentorship – Call for Applications for the 2015-2016 Cycle

Further details about how to apply.

Queer Art Mentorship

are pairing and supporting mentorship between queer working artists in New York City. The 2015-2016 mentors are Arthur Aviles; Shannon Michael Cane; Angela Dufresne; Avram Finkelstein; Thomas Allen Harris; Silas Howard; Jaime Manrique; Stacie Passon; Sarah Schulman and Talvin Wilks.
Further details about the programme at the Queer Art Mentorship.

Related Links

New York: Queer/Art/Mentorship (video trailer, 2013)

California: Queer Comics Expo



June 20 – 21, 2015
Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission St, San Francisco
11am – 5pm
The Event is Free with the Museum Entry Fee.

The Expo encourages attendees to dress up, draw, meet queer and queer friendly artists and organizations, participate in roundtable discussions, and learn about the fierce LGBTQ world of comic books.

Get updates about guests, programming, our amazing sponsors and more at

Queers & Comics – LGBT Cartoonists’ Conference in USA

Queers & Comics
LGBT Cartoonists’ Conference
May 7-8, 2015

Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS)
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue, NYC

Keynote speakers: Howard Cruse and Alison Bechdel

Queers & Comics celebrates, explores and analyzes queer cartoonists and their work. It will offer LGBT cartoonists, comics writers and artists an opportunity to share information about their craft, to document the history and significance of queer comics, and to discuss how LGBT cartoonists navigate the comics industry. – See more at:

Art Off the Wall: Chitra Ganesh: “Eyes of Time” at the Brooklyn Museum

Press release by the Brooklyn Museum

Chitra Ganesh - 2014On Thursday, March 26 the Brooklyn Museum in New York presents Art Off the Wall: Chitra Ganesh: “Eyes of Time,” an evening of activities throughout the museum in celebration of Brooklyn artist Chitra Ganesh’s site-specific installation.

The program includes an exclusive screening of Ganesh’s video work; a talk with the artist and Saisha Grayson, Assistant Curator, Elizabeth A. Sackler for Feminist Art; a Bhangra dance workshop; a zine installation curated by Brooklyn Zine Fest; and a dance party hosted by DJ Rekha.

Ganesh’s work explores mythic representation of femininity, sexuality, and power though a variety of media from watercolors and drawings to films, photographs and text-based work. The Brooklyn Museum presentation draws from historical and mythic tales that reveal the fierce Kali, one of the figures honored with a place setting in Judy Chicago’s
The Dinner Party (on permanent view in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art), as one of the many avatars of feminine divinity. The evening is free with $16 Museum admission, free for members.

The programs line-up follows:

ART OFF THE WALL: Chitra Ganesh: “Eyes of Time”

Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 6-9:30 p.m.

6:30 p.m.
Talk:Artist and Curator
Chitra Ganesh and Saisha Grayson, Assistant Curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art will discuss the exhibition Chitra Ganesh: Eyes of Time.

7 p.m.
Browse: Zine Library
Browse and respond to a zine library curated and hosted by Brooklyn Zine Fest, inspired by Ganesh’s first major work, Tales of Amnesia (2002).

7:15 p.m.
Screening: Short Films by Chitra Ganesh
My dreams, my works must wait till after hell… (2011, 7 min.); created, directed, and produced by Girl (Simone Leigh and Chitra Ganesh)
Rabbithole (2010, 3 min.); animation, with music by Karsh Kale
What Remains (2009, 14 min.); written and directed by Sarita Khurana and Chitra Ganesh

8-9:30 p.m.
Dance: Warm Up with the Ajna Dance Company followed by Dance Party with DJ Rekha
Ajna Dance Company breaks down the basics of Bhangra in a participatory movement workshop. Then on to the Dance Party where producer and activist DJ Rekha spins a Bhangra dance set.

[Photo above: Chitra Ganesh, August 2014. Photo By Svati Shah.]