Karen Reimer, Geometry in Outer Space or Heaven #22, 2015

Care@Chicago presents   Art & Care as Resistance & Love a panel with Lauren Berlant, Romi Crawford, Amber Ginsburg, Laura Letinsky, Karen Reimer and Jennifer Scappettone   Thu, Feb 23| 4:30-6:00pm CSGS – 5733 S University Ave, Community Room (105)

Please note that Lauren Ash is unable to participate in today’s panel; Romi Crawford, Amber Ginsburg, and Jennifer Scappettone have joined the panel.

Art & Care as Resistance & Love, a panel with Lauren Berlant (English), Romi Crawford (SAIC, Visual and Critical Studies and Liberal Arts), Amber Ginsburg (Visual Arts), Laura Letinsky (Visual Arts), Karen Reimer (MFA ’89; School of the Art Institute of Chicago), and Jennifer Scappettone (English).

This panel will explore feminism, the domestic, and the intimate as resources for world-making. We will hear about and discuss the panelists’ work on rethinking the relation between militancy and vulnerability; making virtual space for life that doesn't have actual space for flourishing; making art that revalues craft and working class taste.

Additionally panelists will discuss questions such as: If we refuse to reproduce sophistication as self-evidently good but resist authenticity too, what affect worlds are we making for women, for feminism, for intimacy? If we are rethinking domesticity and intimacy, are we rethinking what it means to show care? If we are rethinking the relation between forms of art and forms of life, are we rethinking what it means to repair?  Does "the personal is the political" still mean what it has meant, is it generating new figures and projects?

Free and open to the public. #CareAtChicago

This event is part of Care@Chicago, a project designed to examine and practice forms of self-care and ask what constitutes repair and relief in states and times of trauma. Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture.

If you need assistance to attend, please contact

The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality and The Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture 5733 S University Avenue Chicago, IL 60637 773.702.9936 (t) | 773.834.2000 (f)