Queer (Documents of Contemporary Art)

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Queer (Documents of Contemporary Art)

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Historically, 'queer' was the slur used against those who were perceived to be or made to feel abnormal. Beginning in the 1980s, this negative speech act was reappropriated and embraced as a badge of honour. While queer draws its politics and affective force from the history of nonnormative, gay, lesbian and bisexual communities, it is not equivalent to these categories nor is it an identity. 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 and relationships. This is the first anthology to bring together artist's writings and conversations about queer practice, describing and examining the ways in which they 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. Artists and writers include Nayland Blake, Gregg Bordowitz, Leigh Bowery, AA Bronson, AK Burns, Giuseppe Campuzano, Tee Corinne, Barbara DeGenevieve, Dyke Action Machine!, Elmgreen & Dragset, Nicole Eisenman, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Simon Fujiwara, Malik Gaines, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Gran Fury, Sunil Gupta, Hahn Thi Pham, Harmony Hammond, Sharon Hayes, Hudson, Roberto Jacoby, Derek Jarman, Isaac Julien, Mahmoud Khaled, Zoe Leonard, Lesbian Avengers, Catherine Lord, Ma Liuming, LTTR, Allyson Mitchell, Zanele Muholi, Carlos Motta, Ocana, Helio Oiticica, Catherine Opie, Marlon Riggs, Emily Roysdon, Prem Sahib, Assoto Saint, Tejal Shah, Amy Sillman, Jack Smith, AL Steiner, Wolfgang Tillmans, Toxic Titties, Danh Vo, David Wojnarowicz, Wu Tsang, Yan Xing, Las Yeguas del Apocalipsis, Akram Zaatari and Sergio Zevallos.

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David J. Getsy is Goldabelle McComb Finn Distinguished Professor of Art History at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His books include Abstract Bodies: Sixties Sculpture in the Expanded Field of Gender (Yale University Press, 2015), Scott Burton: Collected Writings on Art and Performance, 1965-1975 (Soberscove Press, 2012), From Diversion to Subversion: Games, Play, and Twentieth-Century Art (Penn State University Press, 2011), and Rodin: Sex and the Making of Modern Sculpture (Yale University Press, 2010).

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"In the introduction to this indispensable volume, David Getsy describes queer art as a brash embrace of disruption and a flamboyant disdain for the normal. From Jean Genet to the Lesbian Avengers, the outlaw sensibilities gathered in the pages that follow fairly pulsate with disruptive energy and beautiful defiance.There has never been an anthology of artists' writings like Queer. It is an antidote to assimilation, a call for radical creativity, and a recipe for artistic revolution" - Richard Meyer, Stanford University

"Queer charts constellations of cultural practice that expose and challenge oppressive norms. Collectively, these tests (as well as the political and creative actions to which they point) defend the precept that differences are different, resisting positivist narratives of assimilation. This collection affirms radical possibilities of 'queer' as a category of cultural and historical analysis." - Tirza T. Latimer, California College of the Arts

"In Queer, forms of sexual and aesthetic dissidence merge and emerge, just as Oscar Wilde predicted they would, as the twin faces of a new sociality devoted to refusing the meagre polarities on offer (gay/straight, male/female, essentialist/constructivist, etc). This smorgasbord of queer writing astonishes in its enormous range, featuring over 80 international artists working in a vast array of mediums, styles and social contexts, united only in their self-conscious refusal that sexuality has any single, knowable predicate." - Jonathan D. Katz, University at Buffalo

"Getsy smartly broke with the convention of the Documents of Contemporary Art series -- which often features contributions from theorists and historians -- by focusing almost exclusively on artists. As a result, readers get a fresher, more operative look at the subject." -Francesco Dama, Hyperallergic

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