*Gallery of Illustrious Queers

Portraits by Jordan Reznick
Event detail
 

Banner image:
x, Ithaca, New York (detail), 2018
Archival pigment print, 42 x 56 Inches
Courtesy of the artist.

Gallery of Illustrious Queers contends that honoring the breadth of trans people’s embodiments and life experiences builds movement for transgender pride and liberation.

The title of the project references Mathew Brady’s nineteenth century “Gallery of Illustrious Americans” that made the act of sitting for one’s portrait a moral act of nation-building for white settlers. As a counterarchive to such conventional cultural icons, these portraits intervene in the colonial history of photography. The impudent gaze of each subject commands the respect due to gender outlaws. They oppose the narrowing of possibilities for gender variance that comes with the medicalization and mainstream representation of trans identity. By centering those whose gender variance intersects with other marginalized differences, the project stands for the idea that transgender liberation is intimately bound with decolonization struggles for racial, gender, and disability liberation.

Supported by the San Francisco Arts Commission.

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Opening event:
Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

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*Patrocinado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca Pública de San Francisco.

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