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Queer /

by Getsy, David [editor.].
Type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Whitechapel : documents of contemporary art.Description: 237 pages ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780262528672 (paperback).Uniform titles: Queer (M.I.T. Press); Queer (M.I.T. Press).Subject(s): Artists' writings | Homosexuality and the arts | Homosexuality and the arts | Artists' writings
Contents:
Introduction: Queer intolerability and its attachments / David J. Getsy -- Recognizing backward. The unknown woman / Natalie Clifford Barney; The white book / Jean Cocteau; You see, I am a homosexual: in conversation with Thomas H. Wirth / Richard Bruce Nugent; Our lady of the flowers / Jean Genet; Statements, ravings and epigrams / Jack Smith; Mario Montez, tropicamp / Hélio Oiticica; Meena Kumari an all that was lost with her / Nithin Manayath; Manifesto: Ridiculous theatre, scourge of human folly / Charles Ludlam; Spontaneity against integration: In conversation with Toni Puig / Ocaña; Preface to Renaud Camus, Tricks / Roland Barthes; Class notes / Harmony Hammond; Traces of ecstasy / Rotimi Fani-Kayode; At your own risk / Derek Jarman; The AIDS crisis is ridiculous / Gregg Bordowitz; Mirror / Isaac Julien; AbEx and disco balls: In defence of abstract expressionism, II / Amy Sillman.
Public rage. Sex pot / Hudson; The obscene death/Peru / Sergio Zevallos; So that sex under the bridges doesn't die / Las Yeguas del Apocalipsis; Black macho revisited: Reflections of a snap! queen / Marlon T. Riggs; Picture a coalition / Gregg Bordowitz; Close to knives / David Wojnarowicz; Lesbian avenger handbook / Lesbian Avengers; No more metaphors / Assotto Saint; I have AIDS / Roberto Jacoby; Public and private: Spheres of influence / Felix Gonzalez-Torres; In conversation with Douglas Crimp / Gran Fury; Do you love the dyke in your face?: Lesbian street representation / Carrie Moyer and Dyke Action Machine!; Statement / Hahn Thi Pham; Their memory is playing tricks on her: Notes toward a calligraphy of rage / Catherine Lord; The advantages of being a lesbian artist / Ridykeulous (Nicole Eisenman & A.L. Steiner); Gay bombs: User's manual / Zach Blas/Queer Technologies; Isilumo siyaluma (Period pains) / Zanele Muholi.
Queer worlding, defiant flourishing. I want a dyke for president/ Zoe Leonard; On sexual art / Tee Corinne; Audience: In conversation with Richard Torry / Leigh Bowery; Fen-Ma Liuming / Ma Liuming; Curating 'In a different light' / Nayland Blake; In conversation with Neville Wakefield / Wolfgang Tillmans; Breaking the fourth wall / Holly Hughes; Mr Knife and Mrs Fork / Henrik Olesen; There is a spider living between us / Tejal Shah; Welcome to Hotel Munber / Simon Fujiwara; The Mamaist manifesto / Toxic Titties; Guide for a DIY queer matriarchy/ María Llopis; In conversation with Slava Mogutin / Gilbert & George; Performative constructions: In conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist / Elmgreen & Dragset; In conversation with Henrik Olesen / Kaucyila Brooke; Drag -- Radical, transtemporal, abstract / Renate Lorenz; Documenta sex / AA Bronson; Is a bicentennial possible without sex? / Giuseppe Campuzano; Ssspread.com: The hot bods of queer porn / Barbara DeGenevieve; Community action center: In conversation with Lauren Cornell / A.K. Burns and A.L. Steiner; amifesto / K8 Hardy; Bulletin / Ulrike Müller; Columns for Today, Delhi / Sunil Gupta; Queer love / Emily Roysdon; Revolutionary love: I am your worst fear / Sharon Hayes; Deep lez / Allyson Mitchell; On queer reenactment / Alexandro Segade; The libidinal archive: In conversation with Chad Elias / Akram Zaatari; The non-located space: In conversation with Omar Kholeif / Mahmoud Khaled; In conversation with Travis Jeppesen / Yan Xing; To make queer art now / Prem Sahib; New space education and how it works / Gordon Hall; We who feel differently: A manifesto / Carlos Motta.
Against Homonormativity. Transgender history, homonormativity and disciplinarity / Susan Stryker; Split personality, or so many men / Ron Athey; In conversation with Douglas Crimp / Catherine Opie; Thoughts (on blues) / niv Acosta -- In order to fall apart as complex beings, we need first to be able to live / Wu Tsang; To push young people in Warsaw to just do it themselves / Karol Radziszewski; Videopenetration / Paul B. Preciado; A defence of the marriage act: Notes on the social performance of queer ambivalence / Malik Gaines; In conversation with Adam Carr / Danh Vo; Does this bother you? Well, it bother us ... / Ryan Conrad and Braden Scott; Twee & sympathy: A manifesto / Vaginal Davis; Interview / fierce pussy; Beyond domestication / Richard Fung.
Summary: Historically, "queer" was the slur used against those who were perceived to be or made to feel abnormal. Beginning in the 1980s, "queer" was reappropriated and embraced as a badge of honor. While queer draws its politics and affective force from the history of non-normative, gay, lesbian, and bisexual communities, it is not equivalent to these categories, nor is it an identity. Rather, it offers a strategic undercutting of the stability of identity and of the dispensation of power that shadows the assignment of categories and taxonomies. Artists who identify their practices as queer today call forth utopian and dystopian alternatives to the ordinary, adopt outlaw stances, embrace criminality and opacity, and forge unprecedented kinships, relationships, loves, and communities. Rather than a book of queer theory for artists, this is a book of artists' queer tactics and infectious concepts. By definition, there can be no singular "queer art." Here, in the first Documents of Contemporary Art anthology to be centered on artists' writings, numerous conversations about queer practice are brought together from diverse individual, social and cultural contexts. Together these texts describe and examine the ways in which artists have used the concept of queer as a site of political and institutional critique, as a framework to develop new families and histories, as a spur to action, and as a basis from which to declare inassimilable difference. List(s) this item appears in: Art History & Theory 2.1 | Art History & Theory 2.2
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Contributions by: niv Acosta, Ron Athey, Natalie Clifford Barney, Roland Barthes, Nayland Blake, Zach Blas, Gregg Bordowitz, Leigh Bowery, AA Bronson, Kaucyila Brooke, A.K. Burns, Giuseppe Campuzano, Jean Cocteau, Ryan Conrad, Tee Corinne, Vaginal Davis, Barbara DeGenevieve, Dyke Action Machine!, Elmgreen & Dragset, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, fierce pussy, Simon Fujiwara, Richard Fung, Malik Gaines, Jean Genet, Gilbert & George, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Gran Fury, Sunil Gupta, Gordon Hall, Harmony Hammond, K8 Hardy, Sharon Hayes, Hudson, Holly Hughes, Robert Jacoby, Derek Jarman, Isaac Julien, Mahmoud Khaled, Zoe Leonard, Lesbian Avengers, Ma Liuming, María Llopis, Catherine Lord, Renate Lorenz, Charles Ludlam, Nithin Manayath, Allyson Mitchell, Carlos Motta, Carrie Moyer, Zanele Muholi, Ulrike Müller, Richard Bruce Nugent, Ocaña, Hélio Oiticica, Henrik Olesen, Catherin Opie, Hanh Thi Pham, Paul B. Preciado, Queer Technologies, Karol Radziszewski, Ridykeulous (Nicole Eisenman & A.L. Steiner), Marlon T. Riggs, Emily Roysdon, Prem Sahib, Assotto Saint, Braden Scott, Alexandro Segrade, Tejal Shah, Amy Sillman, Jack Smith, A.L. Steiner, Susan Stryker, Wolfgang Tillmans, Toxic Titties, Wu Tsang, Danh Vo, David Wojnarowicz, Yan Xing, Las Yeguas de Apocalipsis, Akram Zaatari, Sergio Zevallos.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction: Queer intolerability and its attachments / David J. Getsy -- Recognizing backward. The unknown woman / Natalie Clifford Barney; The white book / Jean Cocteau; You see, I am a homosexual: in conversation with Thomas H. Wirth / Richard Bruce Nugent; Our lady of the flowers / Jean Genet; Statements, ravings and epigrams / Jack Smith; Mario Montez, tropicamp / Hélio Oiticica; Meena Kumari an all that was lost with her / Nithin Manayath; Manifesto: Ridiculous theatre, scourge of human folly / Charles Ludlam; Spontaneity against integration: In conversation with Toni Puig / Ocaña; Preface to Renaud Camus, Tricks / Roland Barthes; Class notes / Harmony Hammond; Traces of ecstasy / Rotimi Fani-Kayode; At your own risk / Derek Jarman; The AIDS crisis is ridiculous / Gregg Bordowitz; Mirror / Isaac Julien; AbEx and disco balls: In defence of abstract expressionism, II / Amy Sillman.

Public rage. Sex pot / Hudson; The obscene death/Peru / Sergio Zevallos; So that sex under the bridges doesn't die / Las Yeguas del Apocalipsis; Black macho revisited: Reflections of a snap! queen / Marlon T. Riggs; Picture a coalition / Gregg Bordowitz; Close to knives / David Wojnarowicz; Lesbian avenger handbook / Lesbian Avengers; No more metaphors / Assotto Saint; I have AIDS / Roberto Jacoby; Public and private: Spheres of influence / Felix Gonzalez-Torres; In conversation with Douglas Crimp / Gran Fury; Do you love the dyke in your face?: Lesbian street representation / Carrie Moyer and Dyke Action Machine!; Statement / Hahn Thi Pham; Their memory is playing tricks on her: Notes toward a calligraphy of rage / Catherine Lord; The advantages of being a lesbian artist / Ridykeulous (Nicole Eisenman & A.L. Steiner); Gay bombs: User's manual / Zach Blas/Queer Technologies; Isilumo siyaluma (Period pains) / Zanele Muholi.

Queer worlding, defiant flourishing. I want a dyke for president/ Zoe Leonard; On sexual art / Tee Corinne; Audience: In conversation with Richard Torry / Leigh Bowery; Fen-Ma Liuming / Ma Liuming; Curating 'In a different light' / Nayland Blake; In conversation with Neville Wakefield / Wolfgang Tillmans; Breaking the fourth wall / Holly Hughes; Mr Knife and Mrs Fork / Henrik Olesen; There is a spider living between us / Tejal Shah; Welcome to Hotel Munber / Simon Fujiwara; The Mamaist manifesto / Toxic Titties; Guide for a DIY queer matriarchy/ María Llopis; In conversation with Slava Mogutin / Gilbert & George; Performative constructions: In conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist / Elmgreen & Dragset; In conversation with Henrik Olesen / Kaucyila Brooke; Drag -- Radical, transtemporal, abstract / Renate Lorenz; Documenta sex / AA Bronson; Is a bicentennial possible without sex? / Giuseppe Campuzano; Ssspread.com: The hot bods of queer porn / Barbara DeGenevieve; Community action center: In conversation with Lauren Cornell / A.K. Burns and A.L. Steiner; amifesto / K8 Hardy; Bulletin / Ulrike Müller; Columns for Today, Delhi / Sunil Gupta; Queer love / Emily Roysdon; Revolutionary love: I am your worst fear / Sharon Hayes; Deep lez / Allyson Mitchell; On queer reenactment / Alexandro Segade; The libidinal archive: In conversation with Chad Elias / Akram Zaatari; The non-located space: In conversation with Omar Kholeif / Mahmoud Khaled; In conversation with Travis Jeppesen / Yan Xing; To make queer art now / Prem Sahib; New space education and how it works / Gordon Hall; We who feel differently: A manifesto / Carlos Motta.

Against Homonormativity. Transgender history, homonormativity and disciplinarity / Susan Stryker; Split personality, or so many men / Ron Athey; In conversation with Douglas Crimp / Catherine Opie; Thoughts (on blues) / niv Acosta -- In order to fall apart as complex beings, we need first to be able to live / Wu Tsang; To push young people in Warsaw to just do it themselves / Karol Radziszewski; Videopenetration / Paul B. Preciado; A defence of the marriage act: Notes on the social performance of queer ambivalence / Malik Gaines; In conversation with Adam Carr / Danh Vo; Does this bother you? Well, it bother us ... / Ryan Conrad and Braden Scott; Twee & sympathy: A manifesto / Vaginal Davis; Interview / fierce pussy; Beyond domestication / Richard Fung.

Historically, "queer" was the slur used against those who were perceived to be or made to feel abnormal. Beginning in the 1980s, "queer" was reappropriated and embraced as a badge of honor. While queer draws its politics and affective force from the history of non-normative, gay, lesbian, and bisexual communities, it is not equivalent to these categories, nor is it an identity. Rather, it offers a strategic undercutting of the stability of identity and of the dispensation of power that shadows the assignment of categories and taxonomies. Artists who identify their practices as queer today call forth utopian and dystopian alternatives to the ordinary, adopt outlaw stances, embrace criminality and opacity, and forge unprecedented kinships, relationships, loves, and communities. Rather than a book of queer theory for artists, this is a book of artists' queer tactics and infectious concepts. By definition, there can be no singular "queer art." Here, in the first Documents of Contemporary Art anthology to be centered on artists' writings, numerous conversations about queer practice are brought together from diverse individual, social and cultural contexts. Together these texts describe and examine the ways in which artists have used the concept of queer as a site of political and institutional critique, as a framework to develop new families and histories, as a spur to action, and as a basis from which to declare inassimilable difference.

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