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Failure and Virtuosity: Contemporary Queer Video

An exhibition curated by art history professor Ross Elfline

This event takes place each day from March 26th, 2018 to April 27th, 2018.

Location: Perlman Teaching Museum, Kaemmer Family Gallery

Contact: Jeff Rathermel, x4342

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This exhibition, curated by Carleton Art History Professor Ross Elfine, highlights the work of queer videomakers in the generations following pioneer filmmaker Jack Smith’s revolutionary incursions into visual culture. They share with Smith a belief in the utopian potential of queer aesthetics to remain separate from the strictures of heteronormative society.

In some cases, this means forwarding a sense of queer community that offers a distinct and realizable alternative to what we have come to see as the family. In others, queer artists have mined the formal means of video as a medium to divert this mass-media format toward other ends. In short, these artists all fail to live up to sociocultural expectations of how they should act, but they fail with absolute virtuosity.

This event occurs on:

  • Monday, March 26th, 2018
  • Tuesday, March 27th, 2018
  • Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
  • Thursday, March 29th, 2018
  • Friday, March 30th, 2018
  • Saturday, March 31st, 2018
  • Sunday, April 1st, 2018
  • Monday, April 2nd, 2018
  • Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018
  • Wednesday, April 4th, 2018
  • Thursday, April 5th, 2018
  • Friday, April 6th, 2018
  • Saturday, April 7th, 2018
  • Sunday, April 8th, 2018
  • Monday, April 9th, 2018
  • Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
  • Wednesday, April 11th, 2018
  • Thursday, April 12th, 2018
  • Friday, April 13th, 2018
  • Saturday, April 14th, 2018
  • Sunday, April 15th, 2018
  • Monday, April 16th, 2018
  • Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
  • Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
  • Thursday, April 19th, 2018
  • Friday, April 20th, 2018
  • Saturday, April 21st, 2018
  • Sunday, April 22nd, 2018
  • Monday, April 23rd, 2018
  • Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
  • Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
  • Thursday, April 26th, 2018
  • Friday, April 27th, 2018


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