Announcing Minor Aesthetics Symposium & Artists-in-Residence

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Soft sculpture by artist Chanel Matsunami Govreau, white & pink screen printing with blue synthetic hair
Chanel Matsunami Govreau, They Watch You Thrive in Sunset (2021). Soft sculpture with screen printing, vintage kimono and synthetic hair. Used by permission of the artist.

The FHI is thrilled to share this announcement from Profs. Anna Storti and Yun Emily Wang for Minor Aesthetics, a symposium taking place over October 12 and 13, 2022. Follow links for flyer and full program schedule. Be sure to RSVP!

This symposium on queer, Asian, and diasporic art will include a performance, artist talks, a research showcase, AADS Brown Bag, and a closing roundtable. The symposium features two artists-in-residence, Chanel Matsunami Govreau—a Brooklyn-based artist who explores the intersections of monstrous femininity, queerness, and Japanese-American identity—and Jae Quisol—a Charlotte-based artist who brings the force of history and cultural power to intentional songwriting and collaborative experimentation. This event springs from the Minor Aesthetics Working Group, convened by Dr. Anna Storti (GSF) and Dr. Yun Emily Wang (Music), with support from the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, the Duke Endowment, the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies, the Department of Music, and the Asian American and Diaspora Studies Program.

You can find our flyer here, created by Charlotte-based artist HNin Nie. Please feel most welcome to invite students and colleagues from across campus and the research triangle.

We would appreciate if you could RSVP and explore the program. All events will take place at the East Duke Parlors in the East Duke Building.

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