This panel discussion and poetry art presentation will look at visual and textual works which trouble the divisions of states, languages, cultures and genders. The focus will be on contemporary queer artistry in the forms of photography, performance, poetry, anime/manga in queer, trans, Black, Pacific and Asian contexts. Moderated by the Alice Paul Center Abrams Artist-in-Residence Ricardo Bracho.
Invited presenters include:
- Ivan Monforte, whose work in performance, installation and photography detail New York’s queer male leather world, queer and trans youth of color, Samoa’s fa'afafine community, transmen of color and self-portraiture;
- Poet Keith Harris, who creates work on black male homosexuality and the rhetoric of revolution within queer liberation and black nationalist discourses
- Translator and writer Anne Ishi’s work within Japanese and US contexts with gay manga publications.