Queer Art History Trivia Night, Hosted by Kate Rhoades & Maysoun Wazwaz
Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 6:00 - 9:00pm
Celebrate hump day with a rousing evening of Queer Art History Trivia! Answer questions about Frida Kahlo's three ways and Mapplethorpe's bullwhip while chugging Tecate! Hosts Kate Rhoades and Maysoun Wazwaz of Congratulations Pine Tree will put your knowledge of homoerotic handicrafts to the test! Especially savvy LGBT-art geeks will receive GLORIOUS PRIZES!
Beer and snacks provided.
Queer Art History Trivia night is part of Kate Rhoades' Royal Production Company Residency. Rhoades, who is second in the RPC lineup, will continue her video series Required Skimming. Started in 2013, Required Skimming is a series of video vignettes illustrating various art theoretical and historical texts. In her time with Royal Production Company, Rhoades will produce several new queer, subtly educational installments. Rhoades will breathe technicolor life into familiar essays from the core of the western art historical canon, and will also incorporate texts that have destabilized that canon. In conjunction with her residency, Rhoades will perform live readings of the most scandalous and titillating art texts of our time. These readings will take place during gallery hours, and will be distributed for free on TheoryReader.com.
Kate Rhoades grew up in Monclova, Ohio. She received her MFA from Mills College in 2014. Rhoades creates video works, paintings, and publications that probe the various facets of the ever-mutating art world. Recent solo exhibitions of her work have been held at Oakland's Burnt Oak Gallery and the Recology Artist Residency Program in San Francisco. Her videos have been screened in the San Francisco International Film Festival and the Santa Fe International New Media Festival. She has participated in exhibitions at Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn, Southern Exposure in San Francisco, and the di Rosa in Napa, in addition to presenting her work in various publications, hotel rooms and alley ways across the United States and Canada.
Maysoun Wazwaz is the Program Manager at Mills College Art Museum and is the former Exhibitions Program Manager at Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA. In addition to her work at Mills, Maysoun serves as a member of Visual Aid’s exhibitions committee. Visual Aid is a non-profit arts organization supporting artists living with life-threatening illnesses. Maysoun has a long history as a dancer and is most inspired when dancing or watching other people dance. Although most of her college classmates would not know this due to the amount of time spent performing in dance concerts and taking dance classes, Maysoun received a BA in Art History from Bard College.