Dec 10th 2015

Bring Your Own Body

@ Glass Curtain Gallery

1104 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago IL

Opening Thursday, December 10th, from 5PM - 8PM

On view through Friday, February 13th

Glass Curtain Gallery presents the exhibition “Bring Your Own Body: Transgender Between Archives and Aesthetics.” This exhibition is curated by Jeanne Vaccaro and Stamatina Gregory and was organized by Cooper Union.

“Bring Your Own Body” presents the work of transgender artists and archives, from the institutional to the personal. Taking its title from an unpublished manuscript by intersex pioneer Lynn Harris, the exhibit historicizes the sexological and cultural imaginary of transgender through a curatorial exploration of historical collections, including the Kinsey Archives. Bring Your Own Body presents contemporary transgender art and world making practices that contest existing archival narratives in favor of new historical genealogies. Moving beyond the aesthetically defunct category of “identity politics” and the fraught gains of visibility, the artworks propose transgender as a set of aesthetics made manifest through multiple forms: paint, sculpture, textiles, film, digital collage, and performance.

Artists include: niv Acosta, Mark Aguhar, Effy Beth, Justin Vivian Bond, Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz, Vaginal Davis, Zackary Drucker, Chloe Dzubilo, Reina Gossett & Sasha Wortzel, Greer Lankton, Pierre Molinier, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Flawless Sabrina, Buzz Slutzky, and Chris Vargas and the Museum of Transgender Hirstory and Art.

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