Tate Modern Conference

Civil partnerships? Queer and feminist curating

Matt Smith The Ladies of Llangollen 2010

Matt Smith The Ladies of Llangollen 2010

Photo: David Rowan © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery© Matt Smith

Reflecting on the politics and practices of queer and feminist art curating, this symposium invites presentations from an international line-up of artists, curators and critics to address a set of key questions: how do feminist and queer projects emerge as art exhibitions? Can queers and feminists get along with the institutional art world? And can they get along with each other?

Your conference ticket also allows free entry to the Axe Grinding Workshop on 18 May. Workshop places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

This is the final event in the Leverhulme Foundation Feminism and Art Curating International Research Network.


10.30 Welcome by Marko Daniel
10.35 Introduction to morning session by Lara Perry
10.45 Keynote Maura Reilly Toward a Curatorial Activism
11.20 Q&A with Maura Reilly and Lara Perry

Panel One: Queer Visual Strategies

11.40 FAG: Feminist Art Gallery, Toronto, Allyson Mitchell and Deirdre Logue CAN’T/WON’T
12.00 Lisa Metherell Queer Encounters with Art: (Dis)Orientations Beyond Representations of Sexual Bodies
12.20 Q&A with FAG and Lisa Metherell chaired by Helena Reckitt
13.00 Lunch break
13.55 Introduction to afternoon session by Lara Perry

Panel Two: Queer Collections

14.00 Suzana Milevska Staging the Transgression
14.20 Matt Smith Embedding Queer into Collections
14.40 Q&A chaired by Patrik Steorn
15.10 Tea break

Panel Three: Queer Contexts

15.40 Introduction to final session by Emily Pringle
15.45 Michael Petry, Corporate Queers: suits, ties and pin-striped shirts. Curating in a business environment;
16.05 Pawel Leskowicz, Queering the National Museum of Poland
16.25 Elke Krasny, Queering Memory: Morzinplatz, Vienna
16.45 Q&A chaired by Emily Pringle
17.15 Closing Remarks

Event recording

Tate Modern

Starr Cinema

London SE1 9TG
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Date & Time

19 May 2012 at 11.30–18.30