Disrobing Masculinity: An Artist Talk and Discussion

Disrobing Masculinity: A conversation moderated by Tricia Heuring, Director/Curator for Public Functionary, and featuring artist Charles Philippe Jean Pierre; Jovan C. Speller, curator for The Feminist; Nicole Nfonoyim-Hara, writer and anthropologist; and Malanda, poet and author of Because of a Woman

Using Jean Pierre’s artwork as a backdrop, this conversation will focus on dismantling ideas of power within contemporary social and political patriarchy.  We will discuss a history of continued objectification of women, with a focus on women of color and contemporary feminist theory. Panelists will respond to questions about varying archetypes of masculinity; the importance of using artistic and aesthetic representations as a catalyst to shift a society into promoting gender equality; and the ways in which men can contribute to just and nurturing communities.