Latham Owen Zearfoss. Courtesy of Vox Populi Gallery.
The fourth in a series of events organized by AUX's fourth Curatorial Fellow, Anthony Romero, AUX presents an evening with Chicago artist and decade-long political leader and cultural organizer, Latham Owen Zearfoss. The AUX Curatorial Fellowships, run by Vox Populi Gallery, have been supported by a grant from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
Zearfoss has been central to Chances Dances—a roving queer dance party and gathering space in Chicago, as well as The Critical Fierceness Grant (a grant for queer artists). For this event, Zearfoss will present "SPEECH! SPEECH!! SPEECH!!!: a mixtape wo/manifesto," a video mixtape of original and selected works. The screening will be followed by a queer-feminist dance party in the tradition of Zearfoss' social organizing.
Anthony Romero is a Chicago artist, writer, and curator interested in documenting and supporting artist-communities whose narratives and practices are often excluded from art historical narratives and exhibitions.