*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.

近期活動

Letterform Lecture Series with John Stevens
星期二, 2019年11月19日, 6:00 pm
Main 總圖書館, Koret 禮堂
Coloring for Adults/Family
星期五, 2019年11月22日, 3:30 pm
Ingleside 分館, Ingleside 分館會議室
Enduring Struggle, Enduring Spirits
星期日, 2019年12月1日, 3:30 pm
Main 總圖書館, Latino/Hispanic 會議室 A 和 B

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