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Museum as Hub: Carlos Motta: We Who Feel Differently

May 16 – September 9, 2012
New Museum, New York

“Museum as Hub: Carlos Motta: We Who Feel Differently” is a multipart project that explores the idea of sexual and gender “difference” after four decades of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Queer, and Questioning politics. The exhibition draws from Motta’s database documentary that consists of a website, publication, online journal, and discursive events. Conceived as a platform to engage critical issues of contemporary queer culture, “We Who Feel Differently” features a video installation based on fifty interviews with LGBTIQQ academics, activists, artists, politicians, researchers, and radicals from Colombia, Norway, South Korea, and the United States, exploring notions of equality, difference, citizenship, and democracy. The interviews address the history and development of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Queer, and Questioning movements and experiences, proposing the notion of difference as a profound strategy for alliance building, solidarity, and self-determination.

We Who Feel Differently: Thursday Night Programs
5th Floor – Museum as Hub

During the run of the exhibition, Motta invites local queer artists, activists, and academics to hold public events on select Thursday evenings in the Museum as Hub. Events include a conversation about transgender issues in contemporary art, a lecture on queer and feminist theologies, a workshop on HIV/AIDS activism today, a “cruising” walk, a presentation of a book about queer responses to gay inclusion in the military, and a collective reading of queer texts, all of which address critical issues of contemporary queer culture in the United States.

May 31: “Todd Shalom and Juan Betancurth: Sketchy Walk”
June 7: “Jeannine Tang and Reina Gossett: Love Revolution, Not State Collusion”
June 21: “Against Equality: Don’t Ask to Fight Their Wars”
July 5: “QUEEROCRACY: 30 Years In, 30 Years Out: AIDS Activism Today”
July 12: “Jared Gilbert: Liberation Theologies for Secular Society”
July 19: “Carlos Motta and friends: Collective Reading”

Practical Info
New Museum
Fifth Floor Museum as Hub space
235 Bowery, NY

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