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ALOK + Frida Kahlo Unruly Beauty
Join writer, activist, and performer ALOK for an expansive program that will link their multi-dimensional practice with Frida Kahlo's boundary-breaking legacy and transgressive ways of being, shaped by fashion, photography, and art.

The program will take place in conjunction with the Rose Art Museum’s exhibition Frida Kahlo: POSE, on view through January 2, 2022. The exhibition examines Kahlo’s complex identities and diverse modes of creativity in vintage photographs, paintings, works on paper, rare film footage, and ephemera. A central section of the exhibition is devoted to Kahlo’s embrace of queer and gender-fluid ways of being, long before current language to describe non-conforming identities existed. ALOK's presentation will underscore this aspect of the exhibition and connect Kahlo's pioneering art and life to the work of contemporary artists and activists who continue to queer and complicate boundaries and definitions of Self today.

This conversation will be hosted online via Zoom Webinar; a short Q+A session will follow. POSE co-curators Dr. Gannit Ankori (Henry and Lois Foster Director and Chief Curator of the Rose Art Museum and Professor of Fine Arts and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Brandeis University) and Circe Henestrosa (Rose Guest Curator for Special Exhibitions and Head of the School of Fashion, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore) will moderate the conversation.

Questions will only be taken in advance and should be sent to Elizabeth Moy, Programs Coordinator, at elizabethmoy@brandeis.edu.

Caption services will be provided for this program. If there is anything else that would make your participation easier, please let us know.

Dec 9, 2021 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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