Free sex(ing) at the SculptureCenter on Friday

Sexing Sculpture

Image: Gordon Hall, UP ON, 2012. Performance view, Reverberations, Presented through the In Practice program, SculptureCenter, New York

This Friday, March 7 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., the SculptureCenter at 44-19 Purves Street will be hosting SC Conversations: Sexing Sculpture.1¬†Admission is free, and the organizers asked that people posting on social media use the hashtag “#sexingsculpture.”

From the release:2

This program brings together the spring issue of Art Journal co-editors Jillian Hernandez and Susan Richmond, as well as contributor Gordon Hall, for a conversation about their subject of “sexing sculpture.” They will explore the capacity for sculpture, and particularly abstract sculpture, to enable alternative modes of erotics and embodiment. Moderated by Ruba Katrib, SculptureCenter Curator.

Gordon Hall is a multi-disciplinary artist based in New York. Hall is currently working on a sculpture exhibition, a lecture-performance at EMPAC in Troy, NY, and is producing a series of artist lectures and seminars in conjunction with the 2014 Whitney Biennial as part of Hall’s ongoing project the Center for Experimental Lectures.

Jillian Hernandez, is an Assistant Professor in the Ethnic Studies Department and Critical Gender Studies Program at the University of California–San Diego, independent curator, and community arts educator. Her transdisciplinary research investigates processes of racialization, sexualities, embodiment, girlhood, and the politics of cultural production ranging from underground and mainstream hip hop to visual and performance art.

Susan Richmond is associate professor of art history at Georgia State University, and author of Lynda Benglis: Beyond Process (I.B. Tauris Press, 2013). She has also published in Art Papers, Art Journal, Camera Obscura, Feminist Theory, and n.paradoxa.

SC Conversations: Sexing Sculpture is presented in anticipation of the next issue of Art Journal, to be released in mid-March. For that issue, Jillian Hernandez and Susan Richmond have organized the forum “Sexing Sculpture.” In addition to an essay on Minimalism and gender variance by Gordon Hall, the forum features portfolios by the artists Rachel Lachowicz and Lily Cox-Richard, as well as texts by Rachel Middleman on Hannah Wilke, Nicholas Hartigan and Joan Kee on Lily Cox-Richard, and Jennifer Doyle and David Getsy on queer formalism. Art Journal is published by The College Art Association. Learn more about CAA at

  1. See what I did there with the title? Clever, eh? Maybe I should try stand-up.
  2. SC Conversations: Sexing Sculpture

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