Exhibiting Gender

Monday, November 7 at 2pm

Faye G., Jo, and James Stone Gallery
855 Commonwealth Avenue

The panel explores themes around the politics of visibility and power relations as they relate to representation, seeing, and being seen. Responding to ideas present in Gutierrez’s work, panelists will also discuss the visual and social constructions of gender, race, and sexuality.  The event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP as space is limited.

Panelists include:

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Roy Grundmann, Associate Professor of Film Studies and co-founder of the Cinema and MediaStudies Major (CIMS), Boston University

Roy Grundmann is Associate Professor of Film Studies at Boston University and a co-founder of BU’s Cinema and Media Studies Major (CIMS). He is the author of Andy Warhol’s Blow Job (2003), the editor of A Companion to Michael Haneke (2010), and a co-editor of the Wiley-Blackwell History of American Film, Vols. 1-4 (2012). He has curated retrospectives on Andy Warhol, Matthias Müller, and Michael Haneke. He is currently editing a collection of essays on queer German filmmaker Werner Schroeter and writing a monograph on Michael Haneke.

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Erin L. McCutcheon, Visiting Lecturer, Latin American and Latinx Art, Department of Art and Art History, Tufts University

“The Subversive Politics of Feminine Narcissism: Martine Gutierrez and the History of ‘Feminist Art’”

Erin L. McCutcheon is a doctoral candidate at Tulane University, where she specializes in twentieth-century Latin American art and global feminist artistic practices. She was most recently awarded a Woodrow Wilson Women’s Studies Fellowship for her doctoral research, which centers on the intersections of art, feminism and identity within the context of post–1968 Mexico City. This past year she assisted in curating the exhibition, Si tiene dudas…pregunte: a “Retrocollective” Exhibition of the Work Mónica Mayer, at the Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico City, and is currently Visiting Lecturer of Latin American and Latino/a Art for the Department of Art & Art History at Tufts University.

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Shannon Weber, Visiting Lecturer, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, Wellesley College

“On Being Seen and/or Valued: Queer Racism, Femmephobia, and the Question of Visibility”.

Dr. Shannon Weber teaches courses in LGBTQ studies at Wellesley College, where she is a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies. An interdisciplinary feminist scholar, her scholarship has appeared in venues such as Sexualities, Journal of Homosexuality, and Journal of Lesbian Studies. Dr. Weber is concerned with centering queer and trans of color narratives, poor and working-class perspectives, and queer and trans femininities in LGBTQ studies research. She is working on a book manuscript titled Queerer Than Thou: LGBTQ Youth Cultures at U.S. Women’s Colleges and the Politics of Exclusion, from which her talk today is inspired.

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Jordan Karney Chaim, Moderator and Curator of Martine Gutierrez: True Story

Jordan Karney Chaim is a doctoral candidate and Raymond and Margaret Horowitz Foundation Fellow in American Art at Boston University where her research focuses on the changing institutional landscape of contemporary art in Los Angeles since the 1970s. Before attending Boston University, she was the Assistant Director at Mary Ryan Gallery in New York. She is currently based in San Diego, California.

About Martine Gutierrez

Martine Gutierrez received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2012. The Brooklyn-based performance artist draws from eclectic media, acting as subject, artist, and muse. Using photography and film, she documents her personal transformation by embodying various imagined personas. Gutierrez’s recent solo exhibitions include We & Them & Me at CAM Raleigh, North Carolina, and Can She Hear You at Ryan Lee Gallery, New York. This is her first solo exhibition in Boston.