About Face: Stonewall, Revolt and New Queer Art opens in Chicago, curated by Jonathan Katz

May 21, 2019

Curated by Jonathan D. Katz, APC & GSWS Visiting Associate Professor, About Face: Stonewall, Revolt and New Queer Art takes as its point of departure Allen Ginsberg’s description of the participants in the Stonewall riots, in an article in The Village Voice, as having “lost that wounded look.” Indeed, the rebellion marked the advent of a new spirit of resistance, one whose tenor was decidedly activist, interventionist, and socially engaged. This self-assertion was premised on an emerging idea-that queerness was not an individual pathology but a collective political identity. In turn, this propelled a new kind of queer art, one that was not, as in the past, coded and indirect, but confident, collective, and often openly engaging in political advocacy. For more information

Read a review of the exhibit in the New York Times

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Image credit:Jerome Caja “Eggs Having Turkey Dinner”