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Intimate confession is a project

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Intimate confession is a project

curated by Jennifer Teets

October 27, 2023—March 10, 2024

Intimate confession is a project is a group exhibition that considers transmission, intergenerational life, and cultural inheritance through the prism of intimacy and infrastructure. Through the work of eleven artists spanning generations and geographies, the exhibition thinks through infrastructure as an intimate holding cell, capable of affective and affirmative power.

6:00 pm8:45 pm
Intimacy/Infrastructure Panel

The juxtaposition of “intimacy” and “infrastructure” might seem paradoxical: Infrastructure is, by definition, composed of material and immaterial relations that interchange or express movement. It’s the structures that make society operate (government, education, hospitals, power stations, cables, pipelines, etc.) and it enables, sustains, and/or enhances societal living conditions—until it ruptures. Intimacy, on the other hand, is a term of unbound meaning. It is a synonym for proximity or close relations. Intimate relations imply affect, or a looking inward, often embodied, private, and psychological. And yet, these two rubrics have been together animating conversations around relational life as of late, especially in the work of a number of artists.

Diving into both concepts through the participatory role of language, affect, and infrastructural studies, the panel brings together notable scholars and poets Juliana Spahr (Mills at Northeastern University), Ara Wilson (Duke University), Kai Bosworth (Virginia Commonwealth University) and Roberto Tejada (University of Houston) with moderation by Jennifer Teets (Mitchell Center Visiting Artist and Curator) and Michael D. Snediker (University of Houston) acting as respondent.

Intimacy/Infrastructure is presented in conjunction with Intimate confession is a project, a group exhibition currently on view at Blaffer Art Museum that considers transmission, intergenerational life, and cultural inheritance through the prism of intimacy and infrastructure. It is a collaboration between multiple University of Houston academic programs and centers: the Mitchell Center, Blaffer Art Museum, Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program and the Department of English.

7:30 pm8:30 pm
Guest Recital: Ryan Fogg, Piano

The Moores School of Music proudly presents an enchanting guest recital featuring pianist Ryan Fogg.

The playing of pianist Ryan Fogg has been described as “brilliant, with a high level of polish, impressive technical command, musical understanding and sensitivity.” He has presented solo recitals in New York, California, Michigan, Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Indiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Virginia, Ohio, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. He will make his Carnegie Hall debut in April 2024 at Weill Recital Hall.

To learn more about Fogg and his accomplishments, please visit: ryanfogg.weebly.com/bio.html

8:00 pm
Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night 
Directed by Elizabeth Bunch