This week happens to be good for art queers, queer art and supporters of the genre. If you are in one of these cities here's where you should be.
San Fransisco: The GLBT History Museum, Opening Thursday
January 13th, 2011
(4127 18th Street between Castro and Collingwood)
According to dot429.com: The GLBT History Museum is a project of the GLBT Historical Society, an archives and research center established in 1985, the new museum will be the first of its kind in the United States. The main gallery, traces nearly a century of San Francisco GLBT life through more than 20 key themes. The show brings together some 450 objects, photographs and documents, along with historic film and video shown on vintage televisions sets and a large overhead screen. All of the materials come from the collections of the Historical Society—and most have never before been displayed publicly.
Los Angeles: “HACK,” Opening January 14 - Feb 27, 2011
(1098 W. Kensington Road, Los Angeles, CA, 90026—open by appointment only)
Artists; Alice Clements, Kelly Cline, Zackary Drucker, Rafael Esparza, Rico Gatson, Onya Hogan-Finlay, Katie Herzog, Bari Ziperstein disassemble pre-existing cultural images, and objects to create personal and idiosyncratic new meanings. The works also explore different meanings of the word “hack” and its physical, cultural, and social connotations.
New York: READYKEULOUS | The Hurtful Healer, Opening January 14 - Feb 13, 2011
(Invisible-Exports 14A Orchard St. btw Hester/Canal NYC 10002)
This is an exhibition by Ridykeulous, co-founders by A.L. Steiner and Nicole Eisenman write: We’d like to invite you to our show because we need to re-educate youabout The Situation, specifically, or perhaps more generally speaking,the issues of right and wrong, because “right” now, you’ve got it allWRONG.
Participating artists include, but are not limited to, Ali Liebegott, Allyson Mitchell & Deirdre Logue, Bernadette Mayer, Carolee Schneeman, Catherine Lord, Chuck Nanney, Daniel Feinberg & Rhyne Piggot, David Wojnarowicz, Dr. Weeks, Eileen Myles, Gary Gissler, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Glen Fogel, Harmony Hammond, I.U.D. (Lizzi Bougatsos & Sadie Laska), Jack Smith, Jibz Cameron aka Dynasty Handbag, K8 Hardy, Kara Walker, Kathe Burkhart, Kathleen Hanna, Kathy Acker/Dennis Cooper, Laura Parnes, Leidy Churchman, Louise Fishman, Mike Albo, Nao Bustamante, Nicola Tyson, Simon Fujiwara, Tobi Vail, Tracey Emin, William Powhida, Zackary Drucker, Zoe Leonard and other selections from the patriARCHIVES.