Envisioning a queer diaspora of the arts
11:00 - 12:30
This colloquium will provide a place to envision and define what a diasporic understanding of queer artmaking across disciplines might be. Here, those of us who make, write about, present, help fund and support the production of, thinking about and rethinking, exploring, expanding, illuminating, collecting, and exhibiting artworks will engage in a discussion about queer visions and understandings of our world, various cultures, national contexts, local communities, intimate interactions and bodily joys, struggles, experiences, and transformations.
Alper Turan is a curator and researcher based in Istanbul and Berlin. His current research and curatorial practice focus on queer languages, strategies, and methodologies, which include but not limited to abstraction, collective fiction, and fictional archive-building, appropriation, and anonymity. Turan is a Ph.D. candidate at the College of Fine Arts in Hamburg (HFBK), works as assistant curator for Protocinema.