The Robert Giard Foundation welcomes Ka-Man Tse, a New York based photographer and video artist, to its board. Ms. Tse was the 2014 Giard fellowship recipient for her project: Portraits and Narratives of LGBTQ Asians and Asian-Americans in the U.S. and Hong Kong.
Ms. Tse brings to the board a commitment to activism, connections to the art world, and a deep respect for Robert Giard's work and the Giard Foundation's artistic and educational missions.
Join us for a film screening of Peace of Mind, followed by a Q&A with Director and 2012 Giard fellowship recipient Cary Cronenwett.
Friday, February 10
6:30pm – 8:30pm
CUNY Graduate Center’s Segal Theatre
365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th Street)
New York, New York 10016
Peace of Mind follows the last film that trans filmmaker-artist-activist Flo McGarrell was making before his untimely passing in the 2010 Haitian earthquake. Director Cary Cronenwett tells the story of Flo McGarrell and the queer Haitians he mentored.
Co-sponsored by the Robert Giard Foundation and CUNY Graduate Center CLAGS.
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This year, the Robert Giard Foundation awarded its 8th Annual fellowship supporting artists addressing issues of sexuality, gender, and LGBTQ identity. These works are not easily funded and we applaud your contribution, which will have a far-reaching impact. As this year’s fellow, Leonard Suryajaya, explains:
“Earlier this year, queer people in my home country of Indonesia saw increasing public hostility and parliamentary attacks on their rights. Condemnation and oppression of LGBTQ identities and expressions are out in full force. In light of these challenges, the Robert Giard Foundation Fellowship couldn’t come at a better time for me and for my work. I am honored, energized, and motivated by being named a Fellow for the 2016-2017 cycle. The support from the Foundation helps guide and support my practice and encourages me to work hard and to overcome my disappointments and fears. If I can’t be queer in my home country, then my work abroad will be an even more defiant testament to alternative ways of being.”
See more of Leonard's work.
These same challenges are also very much a part of our lives in the United States. This is not a time for fear, but for action.
Your year-end, tax-deductible contribution will help the Robert Giard Foundation support defiant voices of resistance and beauty in our country and abroad.
Just published: Giard honoree Blanche Wiesen Cook's Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3
The War Years and After,1939-1962
“Heartachingly relevant…the Eleanor Roosevelt who inhabits these meticulously crafted pages transcends both first-lady history and the marriage around which Roosevelt scholarship has traditionally pivoted.”— The Wall Street Journal
“Outstanding… A winning concluding volume in a series that does for Eleanor Roosevelt what Robert Caro has done for Lyndon Johnson.” –Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
See the New York Times obituary for Klaus Kertess
Klaus Kertess, photographed by Robert Giard, (c) Jonathan Silin