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Tim Miller’s “Exhibit Q: Queer Bodies” at the New Museum

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It’s Gay Pride Week and Tim Miller, internationally acclaimed solo performer extraordinaire, is ready for his LES close-up.

Sam Irvine in a performance project with Tim Miller at Ohio Wesleyan University
Sam Irvine in a performance project with Tim Miller at Ohio Wesleyan University

This week, Miller closes the New Museum’s NEA 4 in Residence project with Exhibit Q: Queer Bodies Public Performance, an ensemble-devised program.  Miller, along with Karen Finley, John Fleck, and Holly Hughes, played a pivotal role in the dramatic shifts in public funding for the arts that occurred during the culture wars of the early ’90s. His work, along with theirs, came under attack for its “frank treatment of themes of gender, sexuality, subjugation, and personal trauma.”   Miller, a co-founder of the East Village’s Performance Space 122, is known for his very personal, spiritual and political performances about his life and identity as a gay man.

Exhibit Q is the culmination of a week long residency put together by Miller, of “queer-identified and queer-allied students, performers, artists, scholars, and other interested non-academics” that explores the explosive boundaries between “our ‘queered’ bodies and society…our narratives and our politics…our private selves and public view.”  The audience is invited to gaze, participate, or just to be present.

Tim Miller in Residence: Exhibit Q: Queer Bodies Public Performance / New Museum / Friday, June 28, 7-9pm / $15

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