College of Fine & Performing Arts

Stones to the Wall: How to Remember a Riot

Chris E. Vargas, Assistant Professor of Art

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 5:00pm

  

 
 
Open to All at No Cost

a talk by Chris E. Vargas, Assistant Professor of Art

In this talk about his recent exhibition and residency at the New Museum in New York City entitled “Consciousness Razing: The Stonewall Re-memorialization Project,” Chris Vargas explores Stonewall as a geographically, demographically, and historically contested site. For the New Museum exhibition, Vargas’s Museum of Transgender Hirstory & Art (MOTHA) commissioned artists to propose new monuments to the 1969 Stonewall riots.  In doing so, Vargas questions what we think we know about these riots, often cited as a formative event for gay liberation and the modern LGBTQI civil rights movement in the US. MOTHA’s “Consciousness Razing” finds new ways to uncover, recast, and recuperate elements of the past.

Part of "50 Years Since Stonewall" presented by WWU LGBTQ+

 

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