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Queer Culture Lecture and Performance Series: Paul Soileau
February 22, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Drag has long history of challenging social norms and inspiring popular culture. From the massive drag balls that attracted thousands of participants and spectators in 1920s New York City, to the contemporary television show RuPaul’s Drag Race, drag continues to be a significant outlet for personal as well as activist expression.
Paul Soileau is the visionary performance artist responsible for two very different personas: Rebecca Havemeyer is a glam queen with vintage appeal; CHRISTEENE is a raw, gender-blending, punk musician who’s aesthetic has been referred to as terrorist drag. Through his personas, Paul Soileau has worked across disciplines with fashion designers like Rick Owens and iconic, contemporary filmmakers including PJ Raval and Matt Lambert. Soileau will share the stage for an evening of conversation with Kris Grey, deputy director for Education and Visitor Experience at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art.
This performance lecture is part of the 2016 Queer Culture Lecture and Performance Series at FIT, which is curated by the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art.
This event is free and open to the public.