Your Silence Will Not Protect You: “VOICE = SURVIVAL” At The 8th Floor
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Your Silence Will Not Protect You: “VOICE = SURVIVAL” At The 8th Floor

“My silences had not protected me. Your silence will not protect you,” warns Audre Lorde in her paper The Transformation of Silence Into Language And Action. In this essay, Lorde argues for speaking–the voice–as an essential, if not the most essential, activist tool. She concludes, “The fact that we are here and that I speak these words is an attempt to break the silence and bridge some of those differences between us, for it is not difference which immobilizes us, but silence. And there are so many silences to be broken” (44). Continue reading

I Got Holes In Different Area Codes: Donald Moffett’s ‘Any Fallow Field’
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I Got Holes In Different Area Codes: Donald Moffett’s ‘Any Fallow Field’

“Too often, the study of sexuality in art is dismissed if it departs from the iconographic depiction of sexual acts or bodies that are deemed to be erotically appealing. It’s one of the ways that those suspicious of or uncomfortable with queer theory, for instance, attempt to domesticate its critique–by claiming that anything other than … Continue reading

Queerer NY: Our 7 Favorite Queer Artists/Collectives In MoMA PS1’s ‘Greater New York’
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Queerer NY: Our 7 Favorite Queer Artists/Collectives In MoMA PS1’s ‘Greater New York’

Who would have guessed Lady Bunny would become a central figure in MoMA PS1’s monumental survey exhibition Greater New York? Rejecting the survey exhibition trap of only showing the hottest, youngest and, let’s be honest, often underwhelming emerging artists, this year’s Greater New York takes a look at New York art in 2015 through lens … Continue reading