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Radical Tenderness: Trans for Trans Portraiture

Recorded: June 24, 2021
Featuring: Zackary Drucker, Eliza Steinbock, Victoria Munro (moderator)

Radical Tenderness: Trans for Trans Portraiture, an exhibition that was view at the Alice Austen House Museum in the spring of 2021, highlighted photographic work from four trans and non-binary artists whose portrait photography exudes tender intimacy and calls for a radical shift in visibility politics. Guest curator, Dr. Eliza Steinbock, is joined by participating artist Zackary Drucker for a dialogue about the ways in which trans and queer people use artwork to connect with one another, historically and today. The discussion is preceded by a guided virtual tour of the exhibition by the Alice Austen House’s Executive Director Victoria Munro.

Hosted by the New-York Historical Society and the American LGBTQ+ Museum in partnership with the Alice Austen House Museum and the Stonewall 50 Consortium. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Radical Tenderness: Trans for Trans Portraiture, which was on view at the Alice Austen House Museum through June 1, 2021.

Zackary Drucker is a photographer, producer, and activist who has reshaped contemporary conversations around gender presentation and identity within art and popular culture. The exhibition Radical Tenderness: Trans for Trans Portraiture includes works by Drucker. Eliza Steinbock is an assistant professor in cultural analysis at the film and literary studies department and art history department at the Leiden University Center for the Arts in Society. Victoria Munro (moderator) is the executive director of the Alice Austen House, a nationally designated site of LGBTQ history representing the life and work of lesbian photographer Alice Austen (1866–1952).

Image: Zackary Drucker, Lady Evaluates (Portrait of Rosalyne Blumenstein), 2018  
 

Creative: Tronvig Group