Oct 27, 2019, 2PM–4PM

Coffee and Conversation: aeons, and/of absence


Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee and join Em Rea, MFA/MSW dual degree candidate at Weitzman School of Design and School of Social Policy & Practice, for a conversation inspired by the ICA exhibition arms ache avid aeon: Nancy Brooks Brody / Joy Episalla / Zoe Leonard / Carrie Yamaoka: fierce pussy amplified.

How do surfaces suggest what lies below and what or who cannot be seen? In both their individual practices and their collective work as fierce pussy, the artists in arms ache avid aeon—Nancy Brooks Brody, Joy Episalla, Zoe Leonard, and Carrie Yamaoka consider absence—who or what is missing from conversations and spaces.

Looking through a queer theoretical lens at the historical and present context of the AIDS epidemic and current politics, participants will collectively think through questions of taking up space in institutions. Who is cared for? Who is neglected? Who is left out entirely? How do institutions’ and individuals’ internal and external processes of determining deserved-ness of presence and care speak to (a)eons of historical injustice and oppression?

Programming at ICA has been made possible in part by the Emily and Jerry Spiegel Fund to Support Contemporary Culture and Visual Arts and the Lise Spiegel Wilks and Jeffrey Wilks Family Foundation, and by Hilarie L. & Mitchell Morgan.


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