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Jacolby Satterwhite in the MIT 2018 Wasserman Forum on Contemporary Art

Jacolby Satterwhite will participate in MIT List Visual Art Center's 2018 Wasserman Forum on Contemporary Art: Future Genders. 

Artists and cultural practitioners are at the forefront of critically analyzing and reimagining how we think about, experience, and represent gender. In particular, the political and cultural strategies of trans and genderqueer people, both historically and today, offer vital insights into and pathways for emergent conceptions of gender. 

Considering Forms: Transgender and Genderqueer Artistic Strategies 
3:30 - 5 pm 

Whether through representation or abstraction, art and image-making have been important tools for engaging with and theorizing the multiple articulations of gender. By examining the stakes of visibility and the politics of form as critical concerns for artists, this panel asks: What strategies do cultural practitioners employ to bridge physical and imaginative borders, and how do these strategies complicate presumptions about identification and expression? Beyond its embodiments, how does gender operate as metaphor, as method, as category, or as potential? Moreover, how does art illuminate the manifold intersections of gender with race, sexuality, class, and dis/ability?

Cassils (Artist, Los Angeles)
Jacolby Satterwhite (Artist, New York)
Alok Vaid-Menon (Artist, New York)
Moderated by David Getsy (SAIC)