Thursday, 2 May: Viva McGlam? “Doing Gender,” a lecture by Terre Thaemlitz, convened by the Netherlands Research School for Gender Studies, Terra Critica, and Casco Art Institute. Spots are limited, so please make sure to RSVP

08.04.19 | tag: Utrecht

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 transgender bodies?

The “Doing Gender” lecture is free to attend. Spots are limited, so please make sure to RSVP to Netherlands Research School for Gender Studies via nog@uu.nl.

The lecture takes place at Parnassos Cultuurcentrum (Kruisstraat 201, Utrecht), which is a fifteen-minute walk from Casco Art Institute. Please stop by Casco Art Institute to see Terre Thaemlitz’ solo exhibition Two Rubatos beforehand. At 16:30 we will walk together to Parnassos Cultuurcentrum. 

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.

Suggested reading prior to the event: “Terre interviews Terre” 

For more information on Two Rubatos at Casco Art Institute, visit casco.art