The Great Refusal: Taking on New Queer Aesthetics, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL 9.14 – 11.10

The Great Refusal: Taking on New Queer Aesthetics
Sullivan Galleries
Through November 10
Reception: Friday, September 14, 4:30–7:00 p.m.

The Great Refusal: Taking on New Queer Aesthetics interrogates and explores the concept of queerness in this cultural moment. Through themes of Restraint and Indulgence, Progressive Rituals, Bad Values, and Misuse and Dislocation, this exhibition considers the term “queer ” as it intersects with race, class, sexuality, and gender. The show suggests conceptualizations of what Queer Aesthetics could be. Curated by SAIC faculty Oliverio Rodriguez along with current SAIC undergraduates and alumni, The Great Refusal showcases recognized artists as well as newly emerging practitioners. A series of performances, film screenings, and panel discussions will be held in conjunction with the show at the Sullivan Galleries, as well as at various cultural organizations throughout the city.

(image The Balcony, 2012 by Steven Frost)