The News: Curatorial Best Practices Round Table this Fall was a rare opportunity for Bay Area curators of queer performance to convene in an open conversation to discuss best practices in queer performance curation. 40+ attendees discussed best practices in queer art production, including self-identified queer curators, cultural producers, and artists, spanning an array of art practices. The result of this conversation was a shared resource in the form of an evolving document and a desire to continue these conversations in pursuit of a more empowered curatorial practice in and around queer cultural production.
On Tuesday, January 6th, 7–9pm, Kolmel WithLove (creator of The News) & Ernesto Sopprani (AIRspace, THEOFFCENTER) are co-facilitating The News: Curatorial Best Practices Round Table II: On Mapping. In addition to offering another opportunity to share challenges, innovative ideas and resources with one another, and continuing the conversations that began in the fall, Roundtable II is inspired by recent work from San Francisco artist Cara Rose deFabio: “Spaces where Art used to live in our city.”
Round Table II responds to a closing of venues and scarcity of resources by asking participants to contribute information about (1) new and alternative spaces where art is happening currently and (2) initiatives and/or projects that assist in presenting queer art in alternative venues.
“Queer Cultural production is informed by a huge subset of communities, many working parallel to each other. We seek to map ourselves, and in that process discover allies, share resources, identify trends and address gaps of support,” said Ernesto. Following the event, the information gathered will be shared publicly online.
If you wish to attend, please RSVP to the Round Table II here, on EventBrite.
Photo by Timothy Andrew Photography