Artist Talk: Queer artist Ulrike Müller with Roger Conover, Executive Editor at MIT Press. Published by MIT TechTV, March 19, 2007
About Ulrike Müller
Ulrike Müller is an artist, who has created a feminist, theoretical, and activist body of work that situates art making as a means to (en)action, communication, and community making. From 2005 to 2007, along with K8 Hardy, Ginger Brooks Takahashi, and Emily Roysdon, Müller co-edited the journal LTTR – a gender queer collaborative artists cooperative that aimed at updating the feminism of the 1970s in a wide range of new genres and forms of expression. Austria-born Ulrike Müller is currently based in New York.
“Ulrike Müller’s practice investigates form as a mode of critical engagement. Employing a wide range of materials and techniques, from text to audio and video, performance, publishing, and, most recently, intimately scaled drawings and paintings, it moves between different contexts and publics, invites collaboration, and expands to other realms of production in processes of exploration and exchange.” – Barbara Schröder, DF Press, New York, 2012
Gallery Talk and Off-Site Excursion: Ulrike Müller’s Herstory Inventory
Saturday, September 8, 3:30 p.m.
Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn NY 11238-6052, USA
To mark the closing of Ulrike Müller’s Raw/Cooked exhibition, the artist will lead a discussion on the topic of queer archives with scholar Ann Cvetkovich. Afterwards, visitors are invited to walk through Prospect Park to attend a reception at Park Slope’s Herstory Archives, where the idea for the exhibition first took form.
Raw/Cooked: Ulrike Müller
‘The fifth exhibition in the Raw/Cooked series [at Brooklyn Museum] presents the work of Sunset Park-based artist Ulrike Müller. With the goal of starting a conversation on the lesbian feminist movement and examining the visibility of queer bodies within mainstream culture and the Museum, Müller orchestrated a collaborative drawing project based on the inventory list of the feminist T-shirt collection at the Lesbian Herstory Archives in Park Slope, Brooklyn. She distributed textual T-shirt descriptions to feminists, queer artists, and other interested New Yorkers, and asked that they translate these texts into new images. Her exhibition includes one hundred drawings from this project. Additionally, she used symbolic lesbian, feminist, and queer terms from the inventory as search criteria to mine the Museum’s online collection. Through the display of approximately one hundred of the collaborative drawings and nearly twenty-five Museum collection objects in the Luce Center for American Art’s Elevator Lobby and elsewhere in the Museum, Müller creates a visual dialogue among contemporary queer culture, the Museum, and the history of feminist activism.’ – Brooklyn Museum
Raw/Cooked: Ulrike Müller
June 29 – September 9, 2012
Elevator Lobbies, Floors 2–5
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York
Herstory Inventory artists
A. K. Burns, A. L. Steiner, Adriana Minoliti, Alhena Katsof, Allyson Mitchell, Amy Linton, Amy Sillman, Anni Viinikainen, B. E. Wiest, Barbara Eichhorn, Carola Dertnig, Carrie Yamaoka, Cauleen Smith, Celeste Dupuy-Spencer, Chitra Ganesh, Chris Castillo, Cristina Gómez Barrio, Dawn Kasper, Dean Daderko, Edie Fake, Elke Krystufek, Emily Roysdon, Erika Vogt, Faith Wilding, Fiona Rukschcio, Fox Hysen, Gabriela Santiago, Georgia Sydney Lassner, Ginger Brooks Takahashi und Dana Bishop-Root, Gregg Bordowitz, Guadalupe Rosales, Hans Scheirl, Iris Andraschek, Jamie Chan, JD Samson, Jennifer Montgomery, Jibz Cameron, Jocelyn Davis, Johanna und Mona Gustavsson, Johanna Kirsch, Jonah Groeneboer, Joy Episalla, Julie Evanoff, K8 Hardy, Kate Huh, Katherine Hubbard, Kathleen Hanna, Keltie Ferris, Kim Kelly, Lee Maida, Lee Relvas, Leidy Churchman, Leigh Ruple, Lily Benson, Linda Bilda, Linda Stillman, Lisa Ulik, Louise Fishman, Lovett & Codagnone, Lucy Dodd, Malin Arnell, Marget Long, Maria Gafarova, Mariah Garnett, Marie-Thérèse Escribano, Marlene McCarty, Math Bass, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, Michaela Mélian, Michele Araujo, Michelle Dizon, Mitra Wakil, Monica Jane Peck, Moyra Davey, MPA, Myriam Lanau, Nancy Brooks Brody, Nicole Eisenman, Onya Hogan-Finlay, Pam Lins, Patricia Reschenbach, R. H. Quaytman, Ricarda Denzer, Robert Bordo, Robin Hustle, Sadie Benning, Sam Miller, Samara Davis, Shelly Silver, Simone Bader, Sowon Kwon, Tara Mateik, Taylor Davis, Terrilynn Quick, Therese Roth, Travis Boyer, Ulrike Müller, Wolfgang Mayer, Wynne Greenwood, Xylor Jane, and Zoe Leonard.
Press release by Visions and Voices: The USC Arts and Humanities Initiative, California
Queer Aesthetics Flyer
Queer Aesthetics and Archival Practices
Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 7 p.m.
Doheny Memorial Library
Friends Lecture Hall, Room 240
Admission is free.
A pre-event reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Doheny Memorial Library Treasure Room.
In conjunction with the exhibition Cruising the Archive: Queer Art and Culture in Los Angeles, 1945–1980 at the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, artists and scholars will discuss the practical and theoretical aspects of “the archive” and its relationship to contemporary art today.
Moderated by MALIK GAINES, curator, performance artist and assistant professor of combined media at Hunter College, the panel will feature ANN CVETKOVICH, professor of English and women’s and gender studies at the University of Texas at Austin; CATHERINE LORD, professor of studio art at UC Irvine; and ULRIKE MÜLLER, artist and co-editor of the queer feminist art journal LTTR.
Presented by Visions and Voices: The USC Arts and Humanities Initiative. Organized by Joseph
Hawkins, Mia Locks, David Frantz and the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives. Co-sponsored
by the USC Libraries and the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time initiative.
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