Speakers: Adrienne Skye Roberts and Danny Orendorff – exhibition curators; Jeannie Simms, Eric Stanley, Chris Vargas, and Greg Youmans – exhibiting artists
Introductions: Chuck Mobley, SF Camerawork
Moderator: Tammy Rae Carland, CCA
SF Camerawork, 657 Mission St., 2ndFloor
Friday, October 22nd
5:30 Exhibition walk through with Adrienne Skye Roberts and Danny Orendorff
6 – 7:30 pm Panel discussion featuring artists from the exhibition
SF Camerawork and QCCA present a conversation with curators Adrienne Skye Roberts and Danny Orendorff and artists from the exhibition: Jeannie Simms, Eric Stanley, Chris Vargas, and Greg Youmans. Moderated by artist, activist, educator, Tammy Rae Carland; the panel will address the complex themes of the exhibition:
• The public sphere as a site for protest, education and affection
• Self-organized communities, both intentional and imagined
• Utopian, alternative worlds and the performance of self-determination
About the Exhibition
Suggestions of a Life Being Lived, is a bold presentation of contemporary work that explores queer activism, intentional and imagined communities, self-determinism, and DIY alternative world-making. The exhibition features 16 artists working in photography, film, video, activism, and education.
Organized for SF Camerawork by independent guest curators Danny Orendorff and Adrienne Skye Roberts, Suggestions of a Life Being Lived looks at queerness as a set of political alliances and possibilities that exist beyond the sphere of dominant gay and lesbian culture.
Unconcerned with categorical sexual identities or coming-out narratives, Suggestions of a Life Being Lived originates from a place of “outness” and considers how a sense of liberated queerness is pursued and mediated within public spaces and behaviors.
About SF Camerawork
Founded in 1974, SF Camerawork encourages emerging and mid-career artists to explore new directions in photography and related media by fostering creative forms of expression that push existing boundaries. Throughout its history, SF Camerawork has nurtured artists, mentored youth and helped make San Francisco a destination for the exploration of photography as an artistʼs medium. Its exhibitions are nationally recognized as a focal point for innovation, a pacesetter for new trends in the medium and a launching pad for the careers of young artists. With three galleries and an education center at its new centrally located facility, SF Camerawork is the only nonprofit organization in the Bay Area with an exhibition space and educational programs focused exclusively on contemporary photography and related visual image media. It is an accessible venue for people to view exhibitions, meet artists, participate in educational programs, peruse photographic publications, and gather for lectures, screenings, portfolio reviews, and discussions.
About Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts
Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts brings together locally and nationally renowned artists, writers, filmmakers, and scholars for a series of conversations to discuss a broad range of LGBTQI topics in the humanities, architecture, design, and the arts. QCCA is an on-going collaboration between the Queer Cultural Center and California College of the Arts.
Co-sponsored by SF Camerawork; Critical Studies, Visual Studies, Graduate Program in Fine Arts, and The Graduate Program in Visual & Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts, Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts and The Queer Cultural Center.
Event coordinator: Rudy Lemcke