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Opportunity for students with interests in the arts, gender and sexuality, and queer history to participate in Archival Impulse —a curated exhibit of visual arts and performance to take place in the spring of 2015 at UIC’s Gender and Sexuality Center.

In honor of the Gender and Sexuality Center’s 20th anniversary, they are curating an exhibit of visual arts and performance. Selected student artists will be invited to produce new artworks and performances using objects from the Center’s current exhibit GSC 20/20, which explores queer histories of UIC through its archived objects and oral histories. Visual artworks produced in response to the GSC 20/20 exhibit will be shown in our gallery space while performances produced will happen at various locations on the UIC campus. Archival Impulse is designed to help students become more comfortable using resource material as a source of inspiration in the making of meaningful work.

Entries should be emailed to the exhibit curator, Anna Lepsch at by November 20, 2014 at 5:00pm and include the following:

Student Name/Program/Year in Program at UIC;
A short description of your work, artistic practice, and interest in gender and sexuality and in this project;
Three examples of work. Please include images of visual works and/or descriptions, video or other documentation of performance works.

Please share this information. If you have any questions about the project do not hesitate to contact Anna or to visit the GSC Gallery in BSB 183. The gallery is open Monday – Thursday from 10-5 and Friday from 10-2.


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