Outlaw representation

Author: Richard Meyer
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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From the U.S. Navy's 1934 confiscation of a painting of sailors on shore leave to contemporary culture wars over funding for the arts, conflicts surrounding homosexuality and creative freedom have shaped the history of modern art in America. Richard Meyer's Outlaw Representation tells the charged story of this strife through pioneering analysis of the works of gay artists and the circumstances under which these works have been attacked, suppressed, or censored outright. Focusing on the careers of Paul Cadmus, Andy Warhol, Robert Mapplethorpe, David Wojnarowicz, Gran Fury, and Holly Hughes, Outlaw Representation explores how gay artists responded to the threat of censorship by producing their own "outlaw representations" of homosexuality. Instead of acquiescing to attacks on their work as indecent or obscene, these artists used the outlaw status of homosexuality to propose new forms of social, sexual, and creative life. Richly illustrated, Outlaw Representation includes close to 200 striking images, ranging from the art of celebrated figures such as Andy Warhol and Robert Mapplethorpe to physique-magazine photographs and gay liberation posters. Throughout, images that once provoked censorship now elicit close visual analysis and careful historical investigation. Engagingly written and sweepingly researched, Outlaw Representation promises to be a landmark in the study of twentieth-century American art, politics, and sexuality.

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Author: Josch Hoenes
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839425247
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Hartnäckig hält sich die Ansicht, es gäbe »in echt« nur zwei Geschlechter. Diese heteronormative Zweigeschlechtlichkeit wird sowohl durch die Wissenschaften als auch durch visuelle Repräsentationen von Geschlecht aufrechterhalten. Als Einsprüche in solch hegemoniale Wissensformationen diskutiert Josch Hoenes queere/trans* Fotografien von Del LaGrace Volcano und Loren Cameron sowie den Film »Boys Don't Cry« aus transdisziplinärer Perspektive: Welche Potenziale besitzen kulturell-künstlerische Arbeiten, um Geschlechterformationen von Trans*personen denk- und lebbarer werden zu lassen? Und welche neuen Möglichkeiten eröffnen sie damit, (sich) zu erzählen?

Sculpture in Gotham

Author: Michele H. Bogart
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1780239629
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Public sculpture is a major draw in today’s cities, and nowhere is this more the case than in New York. In the Big Apple, urban art has become synonymous with the municipal “brand,” highlighting the metropolis as vibrant, creative, tolerant, orderly, and above all, safe. Sculpture in Gotham tells the story of how the City of New York came to be committed to public art patronage beginning in the mid-1960s. In that era of political turbulence, cultural activists and city officials for a time shifted away from traditional monuments, joining forces to sponsor ambitious sculptural projects as an instrument for urban revitalization. Focusing on specific people, agencies and organizations, and both temporary and permanent projects, from the 1960s forward, Michele H. Bogart reveals the changing forms and meanings of municipal public art. Sculpture in Gotham illustrates how such shifts came about at a time when art theories and styles were morphing markedly, and when municipalities were reeling from racial unrest, economic decline, and countercultural challenges—to culture as well as the state. While sculptural installations on New York City property took time and were not without controversy, Gotham’s processes and policies produced notable results, providing precedents and lessons for cities the world over.

Materializing Queer Desire

Author: Elisa Glick
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438427387
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Uses iconic dandy and queer figures to explore relationships between homosexuality, modernism, and modernity.

Male desire

Author: Jonathan Weinberg
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
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Surveys the portrayal of the male body throughout the past 150 years, exploring the works of such artists as Thomas Eakins, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Flix Gonzlez-Torres, exploring each artist's contribution in terms of their artistic themes and cultural contexts. 15,000 first printing.

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Author: Tamla Ebony Adams
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Beauford Delaney

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Publisher: Minneapolis Inst of Arts
ISBN: 9780912964928
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An American modernist painter during his New York years, Beauford Delaney (1901-79) produced engaging portraits, landscapes, and abstractions celebrated for their brilliance and technical complexity. This book explores Delaney's dramatic stylistic shift from figurative compositions of New York life to abstract expressionist studies of color and light following his move to Paris in 1953. A generous selection of paintings illuminates some of Delaney's most innovative years and firmly places his work among the dominant art movements of the day. Essays explore the phases of Delaney's creative output, including an overview of the personal, societal, and art historical contexts in which Delaney lived and worked in New York and Paris. Also addressed are the artist's earlier Parisian works - few ever exhibited or reproduced - that visually bridge the transformation from his New York style to the Parisian works after 1960.

The Modern Woman Revisited

Author: Whitney Chadwick
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813532929
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Between the two world wars, Paris served as the setting for unparalleled freedom for expatriate as well as native-born French women, who enjoyed unprecedented access to education and opportunities to participate in public, artistic and intellectual life. Many of these women--including Colette, Tamara de Lempicka, Sonia Delaunay, Djuna Barnes, Augusta Savage, and Lee Miller--made lasting contributions to art and literature.