Coming After : Queer Time, Arriving Too Late and the Spectre of the Recent Past

Davies, Jon and Hayes, Sharon and Leonard, Zoe and Müller, Ulrike. Coming After : Queer Time, Arriving Too Late and the Spectre of the Recent Past. Toronto, Ont.: The Power Plant, 2012.

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Abstract (English)

"The exhibition 'Coming After' identifies a current generation of artists making work in the aftermath of a decisive moment in North American cultural politics and art history. The period of the mid-1980s to early 1990s saw the first years of the AIDS crisis and rise of AIDS activism, as well as the ascendancy of the identity and the theory of 'queer'. " -- p. [4]

"In 2010 the late American artist David Wojnarowicz's video 'A Fire in My Belly' (1986-87) was removed from the major gay and lesbian exhibition 'Hide/Seek : Difference and Desire in American Portraiture' at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC. A collusion of Republican politicians and the Catholic League objected to imagery of a crucifix swarmed with ants, denouncing it as hate speech. They urged the head of the Smithsonian to censor the offending work, which he did. Such an incident acts not only as painful reminder of the fragility of artistic freedom but also as an insidious repetition of the censorship and smear campaigns that Wojnarowicz faced as a queer artist during his lifetime. " -- p. [1] of the cover

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Davies, Jon (Author); Hayes, Sharon (Author); Leonard, Zoe (Author); Müller, Ulrike (Author); Robert, Jimmy (Artist)
Dossier: 351 - POWER PLANT, The (Toronto)
Collation: 123 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9781894212359
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Toronto, Ont.: The Power Plant
Artists: Robert, Jimmy; Ulrike, Müller
Event Title: Coming After
Type: Exhibition
Location: The Power Plant (Toronto)
Dates: 10 Dec. 2011 - 4 Mar. 2012
Copyright Statement: The Power Plant; the contributors

Includes bibliographical references.

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Date Deposited: 21 May 2014 21:35
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2015 19:03
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