Art History & Appreciation

Dangerous Bodies: Resistance

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General Public
$20 per class / $50 for all three sessions
PAFA Members: $15 per class/ $35 for all three sessions
 Portrait of Marie Sitting in Black and White Mickalene Thomas  ARTIST	Mickalene Thomas DATE OF BIRTH	(b. 1971) DATE	2012 MEDIUM	Photogravure with chine-collé on paper, ed. 1/20 DIMENSIONS	21 x 17 in. (53.34 x 43.18 cm.)

In the final session of this three-part series taught by artist, writer, and PAFA alum Clarity Haynes participants will look at the suppression of queer, trans, and feminist representation of bodies in contemporary art and art history. Haynes’ will begin with the contemporary problem of social media censorship, a topic she’s personally experienced and written about in her Hyperallergic Piece, I’m a Queer Feminist Artist. Why Are My Paintings Censored on Social Media?

Dangerous Bodies will revisit the classic feminist question of the male gaze and ask what kinds of bodies are deemed unacceptable? Participants will consider ways that the female, maternal, aging, ill, disabled, fat, nonwhite, queer and trans body has been depicted and erased in art history.


Important Note: To help accommodate diverse schedules, individual class sessions will be recorded and made available to class participants for a week after each class takes place.

This program is offered in conjunction with the exhibitions Only Tony: Portraits by Gilbert Lewis and Taking Space: Contemporary Women Artists and the Politics of Scale.