Hoagland to Introduce Screening at the Walker | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Hoagland to Introduce Screening at the Walker

October 25, 2021
Black and white portrait of Jason Holliday

Faculty member George Hoaglund will be introducing the Portrait of Jason screening at the Walker Art Center.

The restored version of Shirley Clarke’s unorthodox 1966 documentary portrait, once thought lost, features Jason Holliday, a Black gay hustler. Filmed in Clarke’s living room over the course of one long night at New York’s Chelsea Hotel, their provocative interview produces transgressive storytelling and cabaret performance. With a drink in hand, Holliday is a performer, mixing tales of his experiences and aspirations with stinging barbs about race, gender, sexuality, and class. While the complicated portrait, bold for its time, defies invisibility, it also raises challenging questions about representation and liberation still under discussion today. 

Hoaglund is a leading voice in queer, transgender, and intersex Black, Indigenous, and people of color (QTIBIPOC) studies.

Portrait of Jason Screening, Introduced by George Hoaglund
November 5, 7:00 p.m.
Walker Art Center (Minneapolis)

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