Members Tour of "Making in Between: Queer Clay"
Wednesday from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST
Join us for a tour of AMOCA's exhibition "Making in Between: Queer Clay" with the exhibition curator, exclusively for members and their guests. Making in Between: Queer Clay is the second major exhibition in the American Museum of Ceramic Art’s Making in Between series, which brings together works by artists doing intersectional work and exploring common themes of identity, culture, and community. This tour will be a great opportunity to explore the exhibition before it closes at the end of this year. Don't miss your chance to go behind the scenes and learn about the history and significance of this impressive collection. Bringing a non-member guest? No problem! Select the number of tickets your party needs when you register here, and plan to pay for your guest(s) on the day of the tour, when you check in at the front desk.
Making in Between: Queer Clay is the second major exhibition in the American Museum of Ceramic Art’s Making in Between series. The series brings together works by artists doing intersectional work and exploring common themes of identity, culture, and community. In 2020, Making in Between: Contemporary Chinese American Ceramics featured works by six first- and second-generation artists who shared themes of cultural heritage, identity, language, politics, migration, and displacement.
As MIB: Queer Clay shifts the lens of the Making in Between series from national heritage to explore broader influences on identity, it centers queerness as an unapologetic presence. Mounting an exhibition that focuses solely on work by queer artists, AMOCA brings less familiar narratives to the forefront of ceramics. MIB: Queer Clay features works by historical artists, whose identities have remained largely unseen until recently, alongside contemporary makers.
Exhibiting artists are Sascha Brastoff (1918-1993), Howard Kottler (1930-1989), Mark Burns (b. 1950), Grayson Perry (b. 1960), Ramekon O’Arwisters (b.1960), Larry Buller (b. 1961), Julia Kunin (b.1961), Vick Quezada (b. 1979), Nicki Green (b. 1986), Alex Anderson (b. 1990), Karla Ekatherine Canseco (b. 1995), and Tamara Santibañez (b. 1987). Presented together for the first time, these works exemplify the compelling contributions of LGBTQ+ artists to the western art canon.
Making in Between: Queer Clay is co-curated by Beth Ann Gerstein and Pam Aliaga.
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog designed by SAALT Press, featuring full-color images and new essays by Matthew Limb, Alexis Salas, Richard May, Steve Conti, Beth Ann Gerstein, and Pam Aliaga.
Pictured below: exhibition view of Making in Between: Queer Clay, on view at AMOCA through December 30, 2023.
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