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Queer Art
Queer Art
• Artists have engaged in same-sex relationships since
antiquity, but sexual identity is a modern concept
• Due ...
Joan E. Biren (JEB), Priscilla and Regina, Brooklyn, NY, 1979, photograph, 1979.
Catherine Opie, Papa Bear, Chief, Jake, and Chicken
from “Being and Having” series, 1991.
Catherine Opie, Self-Portrait/Pervert,
chromogenic print, 40 x 29-7/8 inches,
1994.
Catherine Opie, Self-Portrait/Nursing,...
Gran Fury, Kissing Doesn’t Kill: Greed and Indifference Do, printed on
postcards and displayed as billboards and bus poste...
Zoe Leonard, Untitled (detail), installation at Documenta IX, Kassel, 1992.
GANG, Read My Lips, xerox poster,
11 x 17 inches, 1992.
Fierce Pussy, Political Greeting
Card Campaign, mailing, 1992.
Mary Ellen Strom, Nude No. 5, Eleanor Dubinsky and Melanie
Maar, 53 x 78 inches, video installation, 2004.
Kehinde Wiley, Alexander the Great,
oil and enamel on canvas, 6 x 5 feet, 2007.
Robert Mapplethorpe, Man in Polyester Suit,
gelatin silver print, 17-15/16 x 13-15/16 inches, 1981.
Glenn Ligon, Notes on the Margin of the Black Book, offset prints (91) and text
(78), prints 11-1/2 x 11-1/2 inches framed...
Harmony Hammond, Hunkertime, wood, cloth, gesso, acrylic, rubber, rhoplex, 4
to 5 feet by 20 feet, 1979-1980.
Sheila Pepe, Mr. Slit, industrial rubber bands, crocheted yarn with
hardware, dimensions variable, 2007.
Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Untitled, 1991, billboard, dimensions vary. Installation
view at Van Dam Street near Queens Bouleva...
Tammy Rae Carland, Untitled (Lesbian Bed #7)
C-print, 40 x 30 inches, 2002.
Sharon Hayes, Revolutionary Love 2: I am
Your Best Fantasy (detail), documentation
of performance, Republican National
Con...
Juliana Huxtable, Untitled in the Rage (Nibiru Catalclysm) from “Universal
Crop Tops for All the Self Canonized Saints of ...
Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski, Instructions for a Home Team, gouache, watercolor,
tea, marker, and acrylic on paper, 114.75 x ...
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  1. 1. Queer Art
  2. 2. Queer Art • Artists have engaged in same-sex relationships since antiquity, but sexual identity is a modern concept • Due to social prohibitions against homosexuality many LGBTQ artists remained in the closet • The Stonewall Riot in 1969 and subsequent gay liberation movement marks a major turning point for LGBTQ politics and culture • Concepts of censorship versus visibility and assimilation versus intervention structure queer art • LGBTQ is not a monolithic category • “Queer” was reclaimed from a pejorative to an in- your-face identity term in the politicized context of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s-1990s
  3. 3. Joan E. Biren (JEB), Priscilla and Regina, Brooklyn, NY, 1979, photograph, 1979.
  4. 4. Catherine Opie, Papa Bear, Chief, Jake, and Chicken from “Being and Having” series, 1991.
  5. 5. Catherine Opie, Self-Portrait/Pervert, chromogenic print, 40 x 29-7/8 inches, 1994. Catherine Opie, Self-Portrait/Nursing, chromogenic print, 31 inches, 2004.
  6. 6. Gran Fury, Kissing Doesn’t Kill: Greed and Indifference Do, printed on postcards and displayed as billboards and bus posters, 1989.
  7. 7. Zoe Leonard, Untitled (detail), installation at Documenta IX, Kassel, 1992.
  8. 8. GANG, Read My Lips, xerox poster, 11 x 17 inches, 1992. Fierce Pussy, Political Greeting Card Campaign, mailing, 1992.
  9. 9. Mary Ellen Strom, Nude No. 5, Eleanor Dubinsky and Melanie Maar, 53 x 78 inches, video installation, 2004.
  10. 10. Kehinde Wiley, Alexander the Great, oil and enamel on canvas, 6 x 5 feet, 2007.
  11. 11. Robert Mapplethorpe, Man in Polyester Suit, gelatin silver print, 17-15/16 x 13-15/16 inches, 1981.
  12. 12. Glenn Ligon, Notes on the Margin of the Black Book, offset prints (91) and text (78), prints 11-1/2 x 11-1/2 inches framed each; text pages 5-1/4 x 7-1/4 inches framed each, 1991-1993.
  13. 13. Harmony Hammond, Hunkertime, wood, cloth, gesso, acrylic, rubber, rhoplex, 4 to 5 feet by 20 feet, 1979-1980.
  14. 14. Sheila Pepe, Mr. Slit, industrial rubber bands, crocheted yarn with hardware, dimensions variable, 2007.
  15. 15. Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Untitled, 1991, billboard, dimensions vary. Installation view at Van Dam Street near Queens Boulevard, Queens (February 20 – March 18, 2012) as part of Print/Out exhibition, The Museum of Modern Art, NY.
  16. 16. Tammy Rae Carland, Untitled (Lesbian Bed #7) C-print, 40 x 30 inches, 2002.
  17. 17. Sharon Hayes, Revolutionary Love 2: I am Your Best Fantasy (detail), documentation of performance, Republican National Convention, St. Paul, MN, 2008. Donna Gottschalk holds poster “I am your worst fear I am your best fantasy” at Christopher Street Gay Liberation Day parade, 1970.
  18. 18. Juliana Huxtable, Untitled in the Rage (Nibiru Catalclysm) from “Universal Crop Tops for All the Self Canonized Saints of Becoming” series, digital photograph, 2015.
  19. 19. Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski, Instructions for a Home Team, gouache, watercolor, tea, marker, and acrylic on paper, 114.75 x 41.75 inches, 2014.

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