Thursday, April 11, 2013

Embodiment: A Portrait of Queer Life in America

The mentioning of queer theory at the end of our session yesterday reminded me of the exhibition “Embodiment: A Portrait of Queer Life in America,” which I saw at the Amerika Haus e.V. in Munich three years ago. It featured photographs and videos by the artists Molly Landreth and Amelia Tovey which capture notions of queer identity in urban as well as rural settings across the country. The exhibition is part of a growing, long term multimedia project which focuses on the exploration of queer identities in the U.S.
This project shows once more that art – as we discussed yesterday – is an important and powerful tool that brings us close to personal stories which in turn enrich our understanding of history.
Here are some links that you might find interesting:

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