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Join CineQ for an evening of queer short film inspired by a painting of Alexander the Great, as we examine power, masculinity, and gender expression.

We are excited to welcome back CineQ for an evening of queer short film responding to the Barber's distinctive and characterful Renaissance painting, Alexander the Great by The Master of the Griselda Legend (c.1494), examining notions of power, masculinity, and gender expression.

Lecturer in History of Art, Dr Gregory Salter, will be introducing the evening with a queer reading of the work. Salter will be reflecting on the painting through a queer contemporary lens, importing references and ideas from the current day to a time where queerness, as we understand it today, didn't necessarily exist.

The screening and discussion will take place online via Zoom with the link to join being shared in advance via email. This event is 18+.

CineQ is a Birmingham based film festival that showcases the best in local and international queer film, focusing on stories for and by QTIPOC.

Dr Gregory Salter is Lecturer in History of Art in the Department of Art History, Curating and Visual Studies at the University of Birmingham, UK. His research to date has focused on themes of masculinity and home in post-war British art. His book Art and Masculinity in Post-War Britain: Reconstructing Home, was published by Bloomsbury in November 2019.

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