July 2, 2019
The workshop ‘(In)visible bodies: gender, sexuality and cultural institutions in a New Europe’ organized by an affiliated researcher of the CGES and CGES PhD Fellowship Programme graduate Rita Kuleva (Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg) in collaboration with Vlad Strukov (Leeds University) was held in Mimosa House - an independent, non-profit gallery space in the centre of London - on July, 2 2019.
The one-day event aimed to revisit and reimagine gender and sexuality for the twenty first century by considering the notion of queer art and practice.
During the workshop, participants examined how the programme of transgressive action and subversive aesthetics is currently being employed by a diverse range of artists, artistic communities and institutions. Their local, translocal and transnational collaborations were central to the discussion. In addition to surveying these practices, a critical lens at the cultural institutions themselves, enquiring about their role in constructing (in)visible bodies in terms of curatorial practice, workers’ conditions and role of ‘audiences’ was pointed.
The event was supported by the Centre for German and European Studies of St Petersburg State University, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Higher School of Economics at St. Petersburg, and the University of Leeds.
Full program of the workshop can be found here.
More information about CGES PhD Fellowship Programme here.