Queer Art Practices
Christiane Erharter, Dietmar Schwärzler, Ruby Sircar & Hans Scheirl (Eds.)
New from the ongoing publication series from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Pink Labor addresses the crossover of form and politics in visual representations of gender, sexuality and desire. Contradictory standpoints of queer art practices, conceptions of the body, and ideas of “queer abstraction,” a term coined by USC gender studies professor Judith Jack Halberstam, are of particular interest in several essays on artworks and art practices in this substantial illustrated reader. In addition to testimonials from queer performers on the topic of “drag,” the book includes interviews, essays, collages and personal writings. Placing contemporary art practices in historical perspective and revising the perceived divergence between artistic attitudes and formal approach, this publication offers refreshingly diverse and thought-provoking points of view. Contributors include artists, film and art historians, theorists, critics, curators, scholars, filmmakers and writers from Berlin, New York, Warsaw, Beirut, Vienna, Chicago, Los Angeles and Prague.
Softcover / 6 ½ x 8 ½ inches
284 pp / 15 b&w and 70 color
Retail Price: $30.00
ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS VIENNA, AUSTRIA