The show explores the relationship between transgender artists, archives and identity. As one of the participating artists, Juliana Huxtable will bring her mixture of self-portraiture, text, performance, nightlife, music and poetry to the reading.
The Bring Your Own Body group exhibition is on at New York’s The Cooper Union, running from October 13 to November 14.
Organised by Jeanne Vaccaro and Stamatina Gregory, the show presents a range of work across paint, sculpture, textiles, film, digital collage and performance exploring “new historical genealogies” among transgender artists and archives.
As the press release states, Bring Your Own Body takes its title from an unpublished manuscript by intersex pioneer Lynn Harris and proposes “transgender as a set of aesthetics made manifest through multiple forms.”