Caribbean Queer Visualities Symposium

Event time: 
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 5:00pm to Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 5:00pm
Luce Hall See map
34 Hillhouse Avenue
Event description: 

Our aim in this project is to reflect on, and to stimulate the production of, creative and critical work that takes seriously the emergence of heterodox personal and public identities, identities that breach or subvert or evade the heteronormativities of colonial and postcolonial modes of being and self-expression. Growing in part out of our concern about the catastrophes of sexual othering, not to say sexual violence, so rampant in the Caribbean, we wish to ask, simply, whether or to what extent “queer” offers a way of understanding the contemporary in Caribbean visual art practice, and in scholarly considerations of this practice. Why is it imperative for Caribbean cultural workers—intellectuals and artists—to think the efficacy of “queer”? What might thinking through “queer” illuminate about the contemporary in Caribbean art practice?

Open to: 
General Public