Graduate Fine Arts

David Getsy

Thursday, October 13, 2022 6:00pm
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Meyerson Hall, Room B3 (basement level)
210 S 34th Street
Philadelphia PA 19104

David J. Getsy writes to recover the queer and transgender capacities that have been lost or suppressed in histories of art and performance. He has published eight books, including Queer Behavior: Scott Burton and Performance Art (University of Chicago Press, forthcoming late 2022), Abstract Bodies: Sixties Sculpture in the Expanded Field of Gender (Yale University Press, 2015), Rodin: Sex and the Making of Modern Sculpture (Yale University Press, 2010), and Queer, an anthology of artists’ writings (MIT Press, 2016). His awards include a Dedalus Foundation Senior Fellowship, an Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellowship from the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, a Terra Foundation Visiting Professorship at the Freie Universität Berlin, a Distinguished Visiting Fellowship from Queen Mary University of London, and the College Art Association’s Award for Distinction recognizing the most distinguished contribution to Art Journal in 2021 (for the article “A Syllabus on Transgender and Nonbinary Methods for Art and Art History,” co-authored with Che Gossett). He is currently writing a book based on his exhibitions Rubbish and Dreams: The Genderqueer Performance Art of Stephen Varble (Leslie-Lohman Museum, New York City, 2018) and The Gutter Art of Stephen Varble (most recently Schwules Museum, Berlin, in 2022). He teaches at the University of Virginia, where he is the Eleanor Shea Professor of Art History.

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