1. intrazone:

    engenderandendear:

    temporarilyeuropean:

    A Kid Again

    2012

    Public Installation, Chicago Suburbs, IL,

    Simon M.


    A Kid Again started as a means to contest how public space is deemed heterosexual space by default; by adding my queer narrative to the public sphere, I wanted take up those physical spaces where I felt my identity was either a burden or simply erased. Using the past, I developed a sort of queer map of moments in the suburbs where I grew up.

    When I distilled the 11 moments to their circumstances, I realized how misinformed and harmful my perceptions of acceptance, free will, and reality were as a child and adolescent. I had internalized homophobia to the point where I viewed my existence as an “other-sexual” as an inconvenience to “normal” people. This project attempts to start, in public, those dialogues that I never could.

    So I printed the moments on signs, put them in the locations where they occurred, and expressed those things that I felt I was never supposed to.

    After 5 hours (from 5 AM to 10 AM), there were 3 signs left standing. Many were taken within 2 hours of their installation.


    Chicago, July 3rd, 2012

    One of my housemates and I spent about an hour trying to find this post for one of our other housemates to use in their geography subject. We are celebrating with pizza. (We were getting pizza anyway, but now it’s celebratory.)

    Have to reblog because I really like this piece and despite it having >3000 notes we spent SO LONG looking for it. Also it is 1 year to the day since we signed the lease for this place and we have to move out soon and we are all stressed out and sad but it should be okay. We’re this beautiful queer family why won’t anyone give us a house?

     
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    butchqueenfirsttimeindrag:

http://www.qasimrizashaheen.com/
From LILIQUOI BLUE: GOD MADE ME A BOY
Left- L BONET & Right-N SIDDIQUI
Just became a huge fan of Qasim Riza Shaheen….. beautiful and thoughtful images.

    butchqueenfirsttimeindrag:

    http://www.qasimrizashaheen.com/

    From LILIQUOI BLUE: GOD MADE ME A BOY

    Left- L BONET & Right-N SIDDIQUI

    Just became a huge fan of Qasim Riza Shaheen….. beautiful and thoughtful images.

     
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    dirtylibrarianthoughts:

Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Title unknown, 1987-88

    dirtylibrarianthoughts:

    Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Title unknown, 1987-88

     
  4. thegang:

    Artwork from Uncensored: Queer Art and the Church

    In response to the church’s recent call to censor the groundbreaking exhibition Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture at the Brooklyn Museum, the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art hosted Uncensored: Queer Art and the Church, a week-long exhibition to which anyone could submit artwork and all submitted artwork was shown.

    Uncensored: Queer Art and the Church is an activist riposte to the shameful history of censorship against LGBTQ art and artists by both the Catholic Church and Fundamentalist Protestant Churches. The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art firmly believes that all art should be seen and displayed without regard to content; therefore in order to display every artwork submitted, this exhibition was not be curated, edited, interpreted or censored.


     
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  6. ricefieldsfreezing:

    With all this ‘white feminist playing and making art with their period blood’ on my dashboard, I did some research and came across this South African artist who uses hers own menstrual blood to address the queerphobia and violence she has experienced with being a South African lesbian, Zanele Muholi. 

    Through her use of menstrual blood in her show Isilumo siyaluma (Period Pains, 2006-2011) in Cape Town, Muholi sought to tell the story of black lesbians in South Africa and represent “curative rape.”  She wrote of the project in a press release for the exhibit:

     Isilumo siyaluma is a Zulu expression that can be loosely translated as “period pains/ periods pain”. Additionally, there is an added meaning in the translation that there is something secretive in and about this blood/“period in time.”

    At one level, my project deals with my own menstrual blood, with that secretive, feminine time of the month that has been reduced within Western patriarchal culture as dirty.

    On a deeper level then, my menstrual blood is used as a vehicle and medium to begin to express and bridge the pain and loss I feel as I hear and become witness to the pain of ‘curative rapes’ that many of the girls and women in my black lesbian community bleed from their vaginas and their minds.

    Between March – May 2011, three (3) young black lesbians under the age of 25 were brutally murdered in various townships [….] As we continue to live and survive in troubled times as black lesbians in South Africa and within the continent, where rampant hate crimes and brutal killings of same gender loving women is rife, this ongoing project is an activist/artist’s radical response to that violence.


    Read more.


     
  7. zaceryvolpe:

POLAROIDS AND PERSONALS. #3

    zaceryvolpe:

    POLAROIDS AND PERSONALS. #3

     
  8. zaceryvolpe:



POLAROIDS AND PERSONALS. #6

    zaceryvolpe:

    POLAROIDS AND PERSONALS. #6

     
  9. dirtylibrarianthoughts:

Zanele Muholi, Miss D’vine I, from the series, Miss D’vine, 2007
Zanele Muholi is a photographer based out of Johannesburg, South Africa. She’s been exhibited in numerous countries, most famously in the Sao Paolo Biennal in 2010. Her work has focused on the lives of queer people, specifically on black lesbian women’s identity in South Africa.
This is one of my favorite works of hers.

    dirtylibrarianthoughts:

    Zanele Muholi, Miss D’vine I, from the series, Miss D’vine, 2007

    Zanele Muholi is a photographer based out of Johannesburg, South Africa. She’s been exhibited in numerous countries, most famously in the Sao Paolo Biennal in 2010. Her work has focused on the lives of queer people, specifically on black lesbian women’s identity in South Africa.

    This is one of my favorite works of hers.

     
  10. dirtylibrarianthoughts:

Julie Fogarty, Jon, Berlin, 2010

    dirtylibrarianthoughts:

    Julie Fogarty, Jon, Berlin, 2010

     
  11. dirtylibrarianthoughts:

Will Munro + Jeremy Laing, Inside the Pavilion of Virginia Puff-Paint, 2004 Production still / photo Guntar Kravis.

    dirtylibrarianthoughts:

    Will Munro + Jeremy Laing, Inside the Pavilion of Virginia Puff-Paint, 2004 Production still / photo Guntar Kravis.

     
  12. zaceryvolpe:

[Artwork features Michael Reynolds.]

hello i love your artwork! 

    zaceryvolpe:

    [Artwork features Michael Reynolds.]

    hello i love your artwork!