‘Read My Lips’
Gran Fury in conversation
Sunday 30 September, 3-5pm
Ahead of the launch of ‘Read My Lips’, Auto Italia invites you to join them for an ‘in conversation’ event with two of Gran Fury's founding members - Marlene McCarty and John Lindell - and artist and former Auto Italia Director Richard John Jones, discussing the work and legacy of the group and the upcoming project at Auto Italia.
Springing out of ACT UP in the late 1980s in downtown New York, Gran Fury bridged a gap between situationist site-specific art strategies, post-modern appropriation and the queer activist movement. Since the group’s emergence, their work has continued to be an influential cornerstone of queer activism, socially engaged artistic practice and health campaigning, defining the aesthetics of queer and AIDS activism in the late twentieth century.