Traffic zone presents
JUne 1 - June 30, 2019
Public Reception, Sunday June 9, 2019, 4;00 - 7:00 pm • Free and open to the public
Traffic Zone Gallery presents Queer Forms, a group exhibition that investigates and celebrates the history, politics and culture of GLBTQ Liberation across a range of artistic forms and perspectives.
Queer Forms coincides with the anniversary of these important historical markers in the history of GLBTQ Liberation: the 50th anniversary of the establishment of FREE (Fight Repression of Erotic Expression), a Gay student organization at the University of Minnesota, and the Stonewall Rebellion in New York in 1969; and the 60th anniversary of the resistance to police harassment of GLBTQ people at Cooper Do-nuts in Los Angeles in 1959.
Queer Forms is part of a network of artistic and intellectual activity planned at the University of Minnesota and in the community. The Katherine E. Nash Gallery at the University of Minnesota will present the Queer Forms flagship exhibition with the work of 100 artists, September 10 – December 7 and a series of related events, including a public reception with a fashion show of original designs by Oskar Ly on September 21, a public presentation by the artist Alma Lopez on September 26, and the reading of a new theatrical script by Haygen-Brice Walker commissioned by the Playwrights’ Center and the Katherine E. Nash Gallery on October 14. Katherine E. Nash Gallery will publish a booklet of essays to accompany Queer Forms.
A related exhibition will be presented at Form + Content Gallery, September 19 - October 26.
Artists included in the exhibition at Traffic Zone Gallery: Diyan Achjadi, Malkiella Benchabat, Gladys Bentley, Jennifer Camper, Ross Collab, Diana Davies, JEB, Andrés Juárez, Amos Mac, Nelson Morales, Harshvardhan Shah, Brian Vu. The exhibition at Traffic Zone Gallery is curated by Jim Dryden and Howard Oransky