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Queer Dance Party with Amy Cousins

Date:
Saturday, October 7th
Time:
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://galleries.illinoisstate.edu/exhibitions/2017/cousins-amy/

Event Description

Cousins’ new artworks, such as the queer dance party she will stage at University Galleries, are inspired by more recent activism, including the LGBTQIA+ activists’ public dance party outside of Vice President Mike Pence’s house, which inspired subsequent guerilla dance parties at the homes of Senator Mitch McConnell and Ivanka Trump, the Texas State Capitol in Austin, and the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia during the 2017 Republican Congressional Retreat. Cousins states that she is moved by the “decidedly queer ingenuity and playfulness in addressing such serious and heavy issues,” believing that “resurfacing and celebrating this history seems paramount to how we shape our contemporary political queer landscape today.”

If you will need special accommodations, please contact the event organizer.

Organizer

University Galleries
Phone:
(309) 438-5487
Email:
gallery@ilstu.edu
Website:
http://galleries.illinoisstate.edu/

Venue

University Galleries
11 Uptown Circle #103
Normal, IL
Phone:
(309) 438-5487
Website:
http://galleries.illinoisstate.edu/