Queer Visionaries Talk Gender

November 8, 2019

"Philadelphia’s renowned Institute of Contemporary Art has a history of promoting queer themes. Continuing that tradition on Nov. 7, ICA will host a panel discussion and art presentation “They/She/He/Who’s Gotta Have it? Art Across Genders, Nations, and Forms.”

Organized and moderated by Ricardo Bracho, the event will focus on contemporary queer artistry in photography, performance, poetry and anime. Zeroing in on queer, trans, Black, Pacific and Asian contexts, They/She/He will look at visual and textual works that complicate divisions of genders, states, languages and cultures.

Bracho recently joined the University of Pennsylvania’s faculty as the Alice Paul Center’s Abrams artist-in-residence, and They/She/He will be his first organized event.

“I want to expose Penn students, faculty, staff and the community to people who I think are the most interesting voices and visionaries nationally,” said Bracho. “I wanted to expand the reach of women’s studies here at Penn, of queer studies, of trans studies. I wanted to sort of play between the in-betweens.”

So, he gathered three panelists whom he admires to participate in the queer event, including Ivan Monforte, Keith Harris and Anne Ishii, he said."

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