Image: Installation photo by Jill Frank, courtesy of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society, San Francisco.

July 26 - October 25, 2014
Zuckerman Museum of Art | East Project Space, ZMA Upper Plaza, Mortin Galleries, and East Galleries

Hearsay was a series of solo projects that sought to revise and expand on traditional independent narratives and visualizations. Embedded in this effort was the desire to privilege a form of knowledge often dismissed or ignored by traditional scholarship. Allowing for hearsay, which includes the possibility of speculations, rumor, gossip, and unsubstantiated claims, gives life to alternative realities and offers potentially liberatory visualizations of what could have been or might be. In these projects, subjectivity is embraced and mobility and change are understood as an underlying characteristic of escape and flights of imaginations. Co-curated by Teresa Reeves, Kirstie Tepper, and Julia Brock.

Hearsay Projects include:

This exhibition was accompanied by two catalogues. "John Q: Projects 2009-2014" and "Excerpts," featuring pieces developed by participating artists, historians, archivists, and curators.


For Educators

Oral History Project:
3rd Grade Only

2-5th Grade, 6-12th Grade

Supplemental Resource: African American Museum of Iowa's Children's Oral History Project

Image: Installation image of Hearsay featuring work by Caroly Carr (left), Nikita Gale (center), and Robert Sherer (right). Photo by Mike Jensen.

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