Join us on May 14 at e-flux, where Gregg Bordowitz, Malik Gaines, Pati Hertling and Eileen Miles, and Carlos Motta will discuss the role of creative strategies of queer resistance in contemporary art, activism, and cultural production.
Gregg Bordowitz is a writer and artist. His most recent book General Idea: Imagevirus was published as part of Afterall Books’ One Work series. Bordowitz is currently the Program Director of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Low-Residency MFA Program.
Malik Gaines is an artist and writer in New York. With the collective My Barbarian, he has presented work nationally and internationally, including solo exhibitions at Hammer Museum, LA; Museo El Eco, Mexico City; and Participant Inc., New York. He received his Ph.D. in Performance Studies from UCLA and currently serves as Assistant Professor of Art at Hunter College, CUNY, teaching combined media, performance, and theory.
Pati Hertling is an attorney and independent curator. From 2005-2010 she organized Evas Arche und der Feminist, a monthly series of salon events presenting works by two artists for one night, first in Berlin and later in New York. She recently founded Le Potage de Madame Zazouf, a monthly performance salon in New York City. She is also co-curating the 2013 Fire Island Performance Series.
Eileen Myles is a poet. Snowflake/different streets (poems, 2012) is the latest of her 18 books. Inferno (a poet’s novel) came out in 2010. In 2010 the Poetry Society of America awarded Eileen the Shelley Prize. She is a Prof. Emeritus of Writing at UC San Diego. She’s a 2012 Guggenheim fellow.
Carlos Motta is an interdisciplinary artist whose work has been presented at the Tate Modern, London; Guggenheim Museum, New Museum and MoMA/PS1, New York; Museu Serralves Porto; Castello di Rivoli; Museo de Arte del Banco de la República, Bogotá; X Lyon Biennale; and in many other independent spaces around the world. Motta is a 2012 Creative Capital Grantee and a 2008 Guggenheim Fellow; and is part of the faculty at Parsons The New School of Design and The Milton Avery School of the Arts at Bard College. Motta guest edited e-flux journal #44.
Julieta Aranda is an artist currently living and working between Berlin and New York. Aranda’s work has been exhibited internationally in venues such as Witte de With (2013), MACRO Roma (2012) dOCUMENTA (13) (2012), N.B.K. (2012), 54th Venice Biennale (2011), Portikus, Frankfurt (2011); amongst others. As co-director of e-flux together with Anton Vidokle, Julieta Aranda has developed the projects Time/Bank, Pawnshop, and e-flux video rental.