Thursday, 2 May 2019, 17:00 – 18:30
English, RSVP booked
The lecture takes place at Kromme Nieuwegracht 80, room 0.06, which is a five minute walk from Casco Art Institute. Before the lecture, please stop by Casco Art Institute to see Terre Thaemlitz’ solo exhibition Two Rubatos, at 16:30 we will collectively walk to the lecture. You can also visit the exhibition after the lecture, we will have extended opening hours until 20:00.
Terre Thaemlitz offers a visual and cultural critique on the relationship between glamour and transgender communities in response to the following inquiries: is glamour particularly related to gender expression? Is transgender “glam” a critique or a mere capitulation to the social biases of opulence-driven haute couture glamour? Given that the majority of both transgendered and cisgendered women are not able to achieve an image of glamour, and that feminist visual theories have unpacked many social processes behind representations of the female body, can these theories also elucidate representations of transgendered bodies?
This presentation is a collaboration between Netherlands Research School for Gender Studies, Terra Critica, and Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons, where the exhibition Two Rubatos by Terre Thaemlitz is on view Tuesday – Sunday, 12:00 – 18:00, until 12 May 2019.