Katie Herzog | through 3rd August | LA

NIGHT GALLERY

picksimg_popupIt is an overwhelming experience to enter the installation of forty-eight tightly cropped portrait paintings of transgender men and women that makes up Katie Herzog’s solo exhibition Transtextuality (SB 48).

Herzog brings together her painting practice and training in library and information science to reimagine Richter’s gesture in the wake of California’s Senate Bill 48, which passed in 2011, requiring social studies curricula to include LGBT figures. Her visual archive of mostly living trans leaders, from Susan Stryker to Lana Wachowski (and many lesser-knowns in between), provides a welcome education.

For the feat of Herzog’s deeply humanistic project is to demonstrate that these transgendered men and women, above all, identify with their intellectual achievements.

COMPLETE ARTICLE BY NATILEE HARREN

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Queering Wikipedia Editathon 2 – 22nd July – TOM House – LA

TOM OF FINLAND (Finnish, 1920 – 1991) Untitled (Preliminary drawing for #85.11), 1985 Graphite on paper, 16.63” x 11.75” ToFF #0960, © 1985 Tom of Finland Foundation

Come by the Tom of Finland Foundation Library on the 22nd of July to participate in our second wikipedia editathon!

The library will provide access to a unique collection for reference purposes, to edit and create Queer/LGBTQIA Wikipedia content.

 

 

There will be a world class Wikipedian (who was at the Wikipedia conference at the Alexandria Library in Egypt!) teaching the editing workshop, so for those of you who want to learn how to edit Wikipedia please arrive by 1:30pm.

All folks welcomed; BYO machine (laptop, tablet,smart phone, ipad, etc.). Please feel free to bring your own material to work from (books, articles, etc). There are books from the Foundation Library that folks can use, but if you have any specific subject/individual in mind please bring along the (secondary source) info and we will help you upload/edit to Wikipedia. 

1:00 – 5:00 pm
Sunday, 22nd July, 2012

Please contact Katie at kherzog@TomOfFinlandFoundation.org

Tom of Finland Foundation Library
TOM House
Echo Park

Queering Wikipedia Editathon 2 – 07/22

TOM OF FINLAND (Finnish, 1920 – 1991), Untitled (Preliminary drawing for #85.11), 1985, Graphite on paper, 16.63” x 11.75”, ToFF #0960, © 1985 Tom of Finland Foundation

Come by the Tom of Finland Foundation Library on July 22 to participate in our second wikipedia editathon!

The library will provide access to a unique collection for reference purposes, to edit and create queer/LGBTQIA wikipedia content.

We are currently looking for experienced wikipedia editors
willing to volunteer to assist new users and/or teach an editing workshop.
All folks welcomed; BYO machine (laptop, tablet,smart phone, ipad, etc.).

1:00 – 5:00 pm
Sunday, July 22, 2012

Tom of Finland Foundation Library
TOM House
Echo Park

Please contact Katie at kherzog@TomOfFinlandFoundation.org