Speakers Series : Nayland Blake – Brains, Beards and the Verdict of History: Some Queerness from the Bay Area

March 5, 2012 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
CCS Bard, Seminar Room 1

Artist Nayland Blake speaks about his the short-lived zine Brains in the greater context of San Francisco’s explosion of queer activism and culture in the early 1990’s He will be bringing examples of related ‘zines and images from his curatorial projects, including “In a Different Light”.

 Nayland Blake is an artist and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. His works are included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum, SFMoMa and The Studio Museum of Harlem, among many others. For the past ten years he has been the chair of the ICP/Bard Masters Program in Advanced Photographic Studies.

About The Speakers Series:  Each semester the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College hosts a regular program of lectures by the foremost artists, curators, art historians, and critics of our day, situating the school and museum’s concerns within the larger context of contemporary art production and discourse. Lectures are open to students and faculty, as well as to the general public, and will also be documented through video and/or audio recordings, which will reside in the CCS Bard Library and Archives.


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