Held in conjunction with the exhibition Rubbish and Dreams: The Genderqueer Performance Art of Stephen Varble at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, the one-day symposium QUEER NEW YORK AND URBAN PERFORMANCE IN THE 1970s AND 1980s will explore queer performance and its relation to New York City’s public spaces in the 1970s and 1980s.
Topics range from the street as a contested site of performance art to the urban framework of New York City as performing on and for queer communities.*
Participants include David J. Getsy, Jen Jack Gieseking, Christina B. Hanhardt, Ricardo Montez, and Hentyle Yapp.
DAY OF COMMUNITY SYMPOSIUM
Friday, October 19, between 1 pm and 5 pm.
Tisch School of the Arts, NYU
PS Studio, Room 612, 721 Broadway (between Waverly and Washington Place), New York City.
Above: Ernst Haas, Easter Parade (Stephen Varble), circa mid-1970s.
Below: Jimmy De Sana, Stephen Varble performing Gutter Art, November 1975.
Photograph courtesy Fales Library and Special Collections, New York University. © Jimmy De Sana Trust, 2018.