Stranded In The Jungle: Exoticism And Resistant Illegibility In “Queer Tropics”
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Stranded In The Jungle: Exoticism And Resistant Illegibility In “Queer Tropics”

On Monday, New York-based musical duo Sofi Tukker appeared on The Tonight Show in a type of jungle drag, performing their song “Best Friend.” Grooving to their funky track, the duo boogied next to a sculptural set-up of palm fronds, banana leaves, fake flowers and a series of cut-out animal silhouettes in what Billboard magazine … Continue reading

(Art) History Beyond The Binaries: “A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths In Japanese Prints” at Japan Society
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(Art) History Beyond The Binaries: “A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths In Japanese Prints” at Japan Society

Is art history–or even just history itself–incompatible with our Western-imposed binary systems and heteronormative thought? Without a doubt, yes, as shown in a groundbreaking and thrilling current exhibition A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints at the Japan Society. A Third Gender effectively throws a wrench in historical assumptions of the universality and prevalence of … Continue reading