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Presentation/Workshop: Ames Hawkins, “Art Activism in the Classroom: Context, Principles and Collaboration as Trans/Feminist Practice.”
April 18, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Presented by the Queer Studies Research Workshop
Ames Hawkins, Columbia College
“Art Activism in the Classroom: Context, Principles and Collaboration as Trans/Feminist Practice.”
In this presentation-workshop, Ames Hawkins (whose work is in the exhibit Ill at Ease: Dis-ease and Art, now on display) discusses how development of courses in art activism and her work in socially engaged arts practice has resulted in the development of a trans/feminist pedagogy and classroom praxis. She begins with an overview of the relevance of AIDS art activism, and then presents eight principles of art activism to provide context for discussion regarding the interests and desires of those in attendance. Overall, the goal is for participants to leave with strategies and resources to help them engage in art activism both as educators and practitioners.
This event is in concert with the exhibit Ill at Ease: Dis-ease and Art in B45 Center for the Arts from April 13 – May 12, 2017.
This event is co-sponsored by the UB Department of Art, HI Performance Research Workshop, the Center for Disability Studies, HI Disability Studies Research Workshop, Technē Institute, the HI Science Research Workshop, and the Leslie Lohman Queer Arts Lecture Series.