December 16, 6:30 PM–7:30 PM
Rowan Renee: Art & Law – Queer World-Making and the Courts in the Age of Marriage Equality
at Smack Mellon
For the second and final event to accompany Rowan Renee’s exhibition Airport Beach, the artist will host a conversation with Gabriel Arkles, who is currently Senior Counsel at the Transgender Legal Defence & Education Fund. This event will focus on building relationships between artists and the courts. Renee and Arkles will reflect on current legal events, particularly around transgender rights for minors. They will discuss the evolution of language and rhetoric in arguments presented in courts in response to conservative attacks against the LGBTQ+ community, how artists and litigators can learn from one another, and how the courtroom serves as a site that can both limit and articulate possibilities for queer people as citizens.
Klompching GalleryMay 25–July 23
Platform Project SpaceJune 2–July 9
Gallery GaiaJune 2–July 3
A.I.R. GalleryMay 28–June 26