Jeanne Vaccaro


Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 4:15 p.m.
The LeRoy Neiman Center, 37 S. Wabash Ave., ground floor

The New Museum Bench is a Dick:
On Why There Have Been No Great Transgender Artists

Taking the provocation made by Linda Nochlin in 1971 to ignite the feminist study of art history, Jeanne Vaccaro thinks toward an art history of transgender and the ways value and devalue work in the aesthetic and material labors of identity. She offers a redescription of transgender in the haptic, "felt," and handmade labors of fiber arts and crafts, looking at the sculpture and textile works of niv Acosta and Mark Aguhar.

Jeanne Vaccaro is a postdoctoral fellow in Gender Studies at Indiana University. She is the curator of Bring Your Own Body: transgender between archives and aesthetics organized by the School of Art at the Cooper Union (one of ArtNet's most memorable museum shows of 2015). Her research is published in GLQ, Radical History Review, and Journal of Modern Craft.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Sponsored in partnership with the William Bronson and Grayce Slovet Mitchell Lectureship in Fiber and Material Studies and the Department of Art History, Theory & Criticism.